Your Community of Interest (CIC36) statement details what the activities are and who they provide benefit to. Generally they need the governing docs to ensure you qualify for their rules of eligibility. For example, many want 3 unrelated…"
"@ Jonathan David Griffiths- Definitely can run a Charity and CIC in tandem should you choose (and the issue of business rates and whether your local council will give the CIC discretionary business rate relief could also be an important metric.
You need to submit this information to Co- House, so that means sending details of dormant accounts and an annual statement just as you would if you had traded. A CIC can be dormant for up to 5 years before losing it's CIC…"
I am thinking about CICs with a sufficient number of members (who may not all know each other), that formally electing directors, rather than just confirming their appointment by ordinary resolution, is relevant. I was thinking of GP commissioning groups and Nene Commissioning in particular, which serves Northants and which is registered as a CIC. However looking at their website, there is virtually nothing about governance or how they are funded, and you can become a 'member' without contributing any share capital. That seems just like a public relations exercise to me and the doctors just want to get rich off the NHS, hardly in the spirit of CICs. However if any of your members represent CICs with many members - probably hundreds at least - they might be interested in what I have to suggest. What do you think? Worth discussing or wasting people's time?