Documents

Running a social enterprise

Guidance

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    Capability procedure

    For organisations wanting a simple capability policy confirming how unsatisfactory performance will be dealt with. This policy is not intended to be used to manage employees’ acts of misconduct. You can purchase our Disciplinary Policy for this purpose.

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    Charity Volunteers explained

    Q&A about volunteers - essential reading for all charities that work with volunteers.

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    Checklist for general meeting

    A checklist of the different requirements of organising and holding a general meeting.

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    Checklist for setting up and registering a charity

    A checklist of the different stages to complete when setting up a charity.

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    Checklist of filing requirements

    A checklist of the legal requirements surrounding the filing of documents and information for an organisation.

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    Guide for charities wishing to dispose of property

    A short summary for charities wanting to understand the Charities Act requirements on disposing of charity property (whether freehold or leasehold) and practical guidance on how to satisfy those requirements.

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    Guide to English employment law

    An overview of employment law in England and Wales.

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    Guide to running a charitable company limited by guarantee

    A guide to the legal issues you need to consider when running a charity that is also incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.

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    Making the relationship between the chair and the CEO work

    For organisations that want some key tips on the relationship between the chair of the board and the CEO.

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    Pros and cons of charitable status

    A guide for organisations which are considering registering as a charity

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    Pros and cons of incorporation

    A guide for unincorporated charities that are considering whether to incorporate as either a company limited by guarantee a charitable incoroprated organisation or a community benefit society.

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    Protecting your social mission

    A brief summary on options for protecting the social mission of an organisation.

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    Setting up a charity – a guide to legal forms

    A guide to the different legal forms available to charities.

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    Setting up a social enterprise - a guide to legal forms

    A guide to the different legal forms available to social enterprises.

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    Setting up: governance structures and stakeholder involvement

    A summary of common governance structures and ways organisations can involve stakeholders.

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    The cost of taking and running a lease

    A short summary for charities or companies wanting to understand the potential costs to consider when entering into a new lease and the costs that will be incurred while renting property.

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    The differences between leases and licences and when to grant them

    A short document for charities or companies wanting to understand the difference between leases or licences of property, whether in relation to their own occupation or grant of occupation to others.