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Reserves Policy

Does anyone have any knowledge regarding a reserves policy?

I appreciate 'reserves' is a charitable term and CIC's would use the term 'surplus' but we are a CIC Limited by Guarantee (not shares).  We classify ourselves as 'not for profit', any 'surplus' being used to deliver more activity for our disabled participants.  No Director takes payment.

We are wondering what would be considered appropriate reserves (surplus) bearing in mind charities might expect 3 - 6…

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Added by Geoff Holt on July 29, 2020 at 18:34 — No Comments

Reserves Policy

Does anyone have any knowledge regarding a reserves policy?

I appreciate 'reserves' is a charitable term and CIC's would use the term 'surplus' but we are a CIC Limited by Guarantee (not shares).  We classify ourselves as 'not for profit', any 'surplus' being used to deliver more activity for our disabled participants.  No Director takes payment.

We are wondering what would be considered appropriate reserves (surplus) bearing in mind charities might expect 3 - 6…

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Added by Geoff Holt on July 29, 2020 at 18:34 — 1 Comment

CIC Regulator: freedom of Information request

I recently asked the CIC regulator a few questions about their powers and enforcement of those powers under a FOI request. I'm not sure how to upload their response (can I post it anywhere?). Most notably, over past 5 years, 310 CICs investigated. 0 CIC's had enforcement action against them.

Added by Geoff Holt on January 18, 2018 at 9:12 — No Comments

More help and awareness needed

More help for CIC's.

1  HSBC refuse to give us a business credit card because they insist we are a not-for-profit and MUST have a constitution whereas we are a CIC limited by guarantee with Articles of Association.

2 HMRC state CIC's show profits and must pay Corporation Tax but as a CIC has a "surplus" that is ploughed back into our business not a "profit" for directors.

3 99% of grant making trusts do not recognise CIC as having "charitable" objects whereas the Nat…

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Added by Geoff Holt on May 12, 2016 at 14:51 — 7 Comments

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