Information on setting up a company

Other people who can help with Information on setting up a company

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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.

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Provide support and advice for businesses in Brighton and Hove, including a dedicated worker (Laura Evans, laura.evans@c2cbusiness.org.uk) who can help social enterprises to find support, and an online directory of support services available to local businesses.

0300 066 9197 (10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday)

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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:

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Provide information packages of legal documents for establishing different forms of organisations, including limited companies, partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

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Provide services and information for social enterprises. Also invest in social enterprises.

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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.

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Industrial and Provident Societies must register with the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Particularly useful for support with the legal aspects of setting up a social enterprise.