NCVO and Social Enterprise UK
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Options for incorporation

There are eight corporate vehicles commonly used by organisations with a social/environmental mission:

  1. Company limited by shares (CLS)
  2. Company limited by shares community interest company (CLS CIC)
  3. Company limited by guarantee (CLG) or
  4. Company limited by guarantee community interest company (CLG CIC)
  5. Community benefit society 
  6. Co-operative society
  7. Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  8. The charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) is a new form of corporate vehicle for charities.

For comprehensive guidance not on pros and cons of incorporation you may find the Get Legal download helpful.