Information on setting up a company
Other people who can help with Information on setting up a company
Health and Safety Information, Help with developing policies and sample policies, Information about monitoring and evaluation, Information and training about safeguarding, Information on being an employer, Information on charities and charity law, Information on legal structures, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on managing money, Information on setting up a company, Quality Assurance System providers, Training for community groups
Subscription website which provides information sheets for community groups on a wide range of issues. Also provide consultancy to community organisations, including one-to-one support on becoming a company or Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and run a Quality Assurance scheme.
The council's Economic Development Team offers a range of support services to businesses, such as information and contacts relating to starting a business and access to finance for business.
Help with developing constitutions and sample constitutions, Information on charities and charity law, Information on insurance, Information on legal structures, Information on managing money, Information on running a group, Information on running childrens groups, Information on setting up a company, Risk Assessment (Financial and Organisational)
Very comprehensive website with information how to set up a charity, legal guidance, and a database of all registered charities. Also has specialist guidance section specifically aimed at small groups wanting to become charities.
The Charity Commission is now part of the GOV.uk site, which can make it difficult to search for the information you need. They advise you to:
- always include 'charity commission' in your search terms, eg 'report serious incident charity commission'
- enter your search term, then select 'Charity Commission' from the drop down list of 'Organisations' on the search results page
Some specific guidance you may find useful:
- Information on the regulations about accounts and reporting for registered charities
- Guidance on the forms of insurance available to charity trustees, highlighting the importance of risk assessment
- Model governing documents for charities, including unincorporated associations and small charities
- Guidance about trustee conflicts of interest, including employing trustees
- Enquiries form
Provide information packages of legal documents for establishing different forms of organisations, including limited companies, partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
Provide services and information for social enterprises. Also invest in social enterprises.
The CIC Regulator's website contains information and guidance on setting up a CIC and the appropriate forms.
The Guardian have also published a clear and useful guide to CICs.
Industrial and Provident Societies must register with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Information on being an employer, Information on legal structures, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information on setting up a company, Tax and insurance training
Phone advice about starting and running a business
Accounts, book keeping and payroll, Fundraising ideas and information, Information about Gift Aid, Information about payroll giving, Information on being an employer, Information on legal issues, Information on setting up a company
Particularly useful for support with the legal aspects of setting up a social enterprise.