It’s easy to become bamboozled by the whole business of registering your social enterprise. Today, there’s a lot of advice about legal structure for social entrepreneurs, and a good place to start is Social Enterprise UK’s ‘Keeping it Legal’ booklet.

Type of Structure

There are three principal options if you want to incorporate your venture as a limited company: company limited by shares (CLS); company limited by guarantee (CLG); and either of these forms can also be incorporated as a community interest company (CIC). Read more

What about charitable status?

The key feature of a charity is that it is established exclusively for charitable objects as defined in the Charities Act 2006. Read more

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