I just wanted to spark a debate... given today's Big Society rather negative outing in the media, I was reminded how much I felt CICs should at least have a seat at that table.
So, are CICs the missing link in the Big Society? Or are CICs addressing something completely different?
As they say... discuss!
(and if you want to take it a bit further... …Continue
Added by Ilham Shebani on January 22, 2011 at 19:20 — No Comments
Added by Ilham Shebani on January 22, 2011 at 19:17 — No Comments
I am looking for a model set of annual CIC accounts for a small company with no shares. Can anyone help?
I have a lot of expertise in the preparation and independent examination of annual accounts for charities; but I am new to CIC accounts which, I understand, should be more detailed and transparent than ordinary company accounts for the benefit of the stakeholders.
As a business owner you have to make sure you are in control of your finances on a day to day basis, It is no good to wait untill the end of your fianacial year and wait for your accountant to tell you how well your business performed. .
Added by Genny Jones on January 6, 2011 at 15:13 — No Comments
I can imagine the headline may raise a few eyebrows, but with the VAT increase happening today I thought it made sense to raise the issue again and test the validity of such a statement. The legislation is open to any individuals/types of organisation to use to tackle particular issues, but organising information thats useful to particular stakeholder groups such as Charities must surely be encouraged, especially in these challenging times.
Added by John Mulkerrin on November 30, 2010 at 15:53 — No Comments
About a year ago, I argued the pressing and urgent need for social enterprises to value their people more or risk losing them.
Sadly the latest national salary and careers survey seems to suggest that these warnings have fallen on deaf…
Added by Adrian Ashton on November 24, 2010 at 12:40 — No Comments
We Relyaison CIC are developing a software solution for Charity, CIC (Community interest companies) and other social groups. which is developed by a Microsoft certified software company.
This software contain project management, Member ship management with member ship payment , Communication manager and billing and accounts. In overall its an all in one solution for your administration, fund raising,…
Added by Uthayashankar Vijayaratnam on November 15, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments
I am all for receiving grants, however, I prefer to make money by enterprise.
Our organisation helps people at home and in business to save money on their utility bills and by doing so, we receive an ongoing residual income for our cause. (average family savings £817 a year, businesses can save 45% on their current costs)
The company that provides this is an award winning plc company, that has received 9 recommendations through Which magazine for its utilities…Continue
Added by Irene Yvonne Lindsay on November 8, 2010 at 13:06 — No Comments
Just a small point. In Scotland it might be useful to distinguish the locations/regions of CICs by two choices. The first would be Highlands & Islands and the second would be Scotland other. This would reflect the national enterprise development agency set up in Scotland (there are two bodies; HIE and SE) which might be useful in determining policy and practical support or potential support in the future
Added by Declan Jones on November 2, 2010 at 10:14 — No Comments
Added by Mrs Varsha Dodhia on November 1, 2010 at 18:42 — No Comments
There are currently warnings being posted that the Bribery Act 2010 could apply to charities and that there could be issues to consider when the Act comes in to force in April 2011.
The Act was orginally aimed at big business.
The article, 'Bribery Act could trap unwary charities, finance directors warned' gives some details but is related to charities and is found at:…Continue
Added by Paul Weaver on September 24, 2010 at 13:37 — No Comments
I will continue the information on websites over this weekend and yes I will put them into a PDF and Word document for people to down load and read/keep.
I have had an eye issue and flu which has prevented me from getting online (not a lot of point when you cannot see the screen) but hopefull that has been sorted and I can get back to normail this week.
Added by Steve Blake on September 24, 2010 at 10:48 — No Comments