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James Macfarlane replied to Tanya Hayter's discussion Which set up? in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Tanya 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…"
Jul 22
James Macfarlane replied to Tanya Hayter's discussion Which set up? in the group Setting up a CIC
Jul 22
James Macfarlane replied to Hugh Dennis's discussion First Post in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi The mobile version of this site works fine for me (and is what I'm using now). It's hard to say without knowing exactly what issues your agents are having. Have they submitted papers which Companies House have rejected, and if so can…"
Feb 27
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"Yes, of course"
Dec 11, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Emily All changes need to be approved by special resolution, you can't just tidy up the wording without going through the formalities. In your case I'd recommend doing all the changes at once using the method I mentioned above…"
Dec 10, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Emily Article 15.2 sets the quorum for directors' meetings at 2 but article 12 talks about the possibility of the company having a single director. I suggest you tidy up this inconsistency. Otherwise I don't see any restrictions on…"
Dec 10, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Emily I'm happy to have a quick look if you can either upload here as a file or send to me via this Dropbox link. James"
Dec 10, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"An alternative is to pass a special resolution with the following text and the new articles attached to it. The Articles of Association shall be altered so as to take the form of the Articles of Association attached to this resolution are in…"
Dec 9, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"I've copied below an example resolution to amend the articles: [COMPANY NUMBER]         SPECIAL RESOLUTION   of   [COMPANY NAME] C.I.C.         The following was passed as a written special…"
Dec 9, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to emily woldon's discussion Changing articles of association and number of directors in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Emily Yes, a CIC can change its articles of association. This is done by special resolution, so at least 75% of members must agree to it. The basic procedure for doing this is at the link below, but you'll need to check your current…"
Dec 9, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to Bakare Aliu's discussion CIC Benefits for Commercial Companies in the group Setting up a CIC
"My understanding of SITR is that it's only for individuals (income tax and capital gains tax) and not available to companies. The benefits for donating to a CIC are widespread, though, even if not directly financial. You could sort out a…"
Dec 4, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to Bakare Aliu's discussion CIC Benefits for Commercial Companies in the group Setting up a CIC
"I'm not aware of any corporation tax relief for donations to CICs. Have a look at social investment tax relief, although this is only available to individuals and not…"
Dec 4, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to Sophie's discussion From 1 director to 3... in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Sophie I agree with Jemma. For director's duties, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/being-a-company-director and also the CIC guidance at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-interest-companies-how-to-form-a-cic. Yes, you can…"
Nov 23, 2018
James Macfarlane commented on David E Alexander's group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Elizabeth, as ever I would encourage you to create a 'discussion' for questions as it makes it so much easier to track replies than in comments. Probably the best thing to do is pick up the phone and call the funders you are looking to…"
May 23, 2018
James Macfarlane replied to Beverley Smith's discussion Trying to decide which type of CIC would be best for use in the group Setting up a CIC
"Hi Beverley My advice is to go with a CIC limited by guarantee. CICs with shares are less common, and tend to be used where the CIC is looking to make a profit and pay dividends to the shareholders. From what you've said, I gather you…"
May 1, 2018
Alex Thomson left a comment for James Macfarlane
"Great. Thanks again."
Apr 26, 2018

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At 7:22 on April 26, 2018, Alex Thomson said…

Great. Thanks again.

At 19:23 on April 25, 2018, Alex Thomson said…

Hi James. Am I right in assuming that if you are a director, you don't have to register as a PSC by virtue of directors having significant control in their role?

At 7:13 on April 25, 2018, Alex Thomson said…

OK. It would seem that 3 directors will suffice. Many thanks James

At 16:07 on April 24, 2018, Alex Thomson said…

Thanks James. Do you think 3 subscribers would be enough for company credibility?

 
 
 

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