Hi. I have just registered as a sole trader and now realise that I should have set up a CIC. What paperwork do I need to complete? Thank you.
Have a look at the step-by-step guidance on setting up a CIC at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-interest-compa...
If you have specific questions I'd be happy to help.
Thanks for the link James. I'll have a look.
Thanks for the link James. I'll have a look. But specifically do I need to form a CIC or convert my company to a CIC?
You said you'd registered as a sole trader. Was this with HMRC?
You can't "convert" a sole trader to a CIC, so you would need to form a CIC.
On the other hand, if you already have a company then you can convert this to a CIC.