The UK REconomy Project have just published a new ‘How To Guide’ by Mark Simmonds, entitled ‘The Do-Ocracy Handbook: organisational types and legal structures‘. It’s a wonderful thing, and you can download it for free here. Here’s how the REconomy folks introduce it:
“Want to take your group or idea to the next level this Autumn but not sure how? Our new Do-ocracy Handbook by Mark Simmonds looks at organisational forms and legal structures might be just what you need. The how-to guide is packed with information and resources covering legal options, governance arrangements, tax compliance, charitable status and much more”.
“Whether you are organising a short term project, setting up a voluntary or community group or creating an enterprise that may trade, own assets and employ people, you will need to come to a common understanding of how you will collaborate. It is likely that you will need to create some sort of formal organisation around your initiative. This guide is an overview of options, both in terms of the different ways to organise and the legal structures available in the UK. It also covers other issues to consider including tax, profit & charitable status. This guide is not intended to be comprehensive and where there are additional resources available, they will be directly linked from this document”. Mark Simmonds