Social enterprises

Learn more about social enterprises and how you can utilise trading to increase your charity's revenue as well as its impact on the local community.

Companies House: guidance for limited companies, partnerships and other company types

A collection of guides about registering, filing and disclosing information with Companies House.

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Regulatory information for Community Interest Companies (CIC)

The CIC regulator website for social entrepreneurs who are Community Interest Companies or considering being a CIC.

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Requirements for registered societies

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) resources on registered societies (co-operative societies, community benefit societies, and former industrial and provident societies), how to register, reporting requirements and how to change a society’s rules and details.

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Trading for charities

Guidance for charities around trading, covering how to pay less tax as a charity and when to set up a subsidiary trading company.

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Writing your first business plan

A guide from the School for Social Entrepreneurs about how to write your first business plan.

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