Registration packages

Co‑operatives UK offers two levels of registration packages, for registering both societies and companies.

→ Lite Package – £250+VAT (plus fee paid to FCA)

Choose this package if:
• You are clear about which model best fits your organisation.
• You do not want to make any amendments to the model.
• You are ready to incorporate your organisation and need a little help from us to navigate the process.

CDBs whose Co-operatives UK membership includes the Contact Package receive a 20% discount.

Included

Not included

• Use of Co-operatives UK model rules (excluding the charitable community benefit society model).
• Inclusion of insertions (e.g.) name, registered address and chosen options in the model.
• Preparation of the application forms.
• Statutory fee.
• Submitting the application to the registrar.
• Optional membership of Co-operatives UK (worth £95 plus VAT) for the year following successful registration of your organisation.
• Amendment to any model that would incur a fee higher than £40 (to be paid to the FCA).
• Registration with our charitable community benefit society model.

Society registrations  Company registrations

→ Advanced Package – £400+VAT (plus fee paid to FCA)

Choose this package if:
• You are clear about which model best fits your organisation.
• You are ready to incorporate your organisation.
• You need our expert help to amend the model to best suit your needs or our support to successfully register your organisation.

CDBs whose Co-operatives UK membership includes the Contact Package receive a 20% discount.

Included

Not included

• ​Use of Co-operatives UK model rules.
• Inclusion of insertions (e.g.) name, registered address and chosen options in the model.
• Our help and (if applicable) the statutory fee payable to make between 1-6 amendments to the model.
• Preparation of the application forms.
• Fees to be paid to the FCA.
• Submitting the application to the registrar.
• Responding to queries raised by the registrar about the application.
• Optional membership of Co-operatives UK (worth £95 plus VAT) for the year following successful registration of your organisation.

• When you wish to make more amendments to your chosen model.
• You need help to draft charitable object.
• The application is novel or after instruction it becomes complex.
• The application is for a conversion from an existing limited company.

You wish to access our additional services, including:

• Advice and application for tax incentive schemes (eg) EIS, SEIS, SITR.
• Applications to the appropriate charity registrar
• Advice on and/or creation of subsidiary entities

Society registrations  Company registrations

If you're unsure about any of the above, please get in touch to discuss your needs and we can advise you of the best options for your co‑op.


“Co‑operatives UK have been extremely helpful and have explained things very clearly. They have always responded quickly to our questions and provided regular support with small queries. They have co‑ordinated well with other advisers on relevant parts of our projects. They have been a great help and guide for our project.” Advanced Package customer – Ancoats Dispensary

"Co‑operatives UK has extensive knowledge of community benefit societies, and it rapidly became clear that CBS, overlaid with exempt charity status, was a very practical and effective structure for our circumstances. Having reached the structural conclusion, Co‑operatives UK had available high quality templates for formation of the new company, via the FCA.  There was a similarly high quality template for submission of our application to the Charities section of HMRC.  Our application was granted very quickly. Overall I was delighted with the service and the quality of information that I received, all of which demonstrated substantial experience in these areas." Advanced Package customer – Rob Lowe, Ben Rhydding Community Benefit Society

“You held our hand perfectly as we transferred from sole trader status to Charitable Community Benefit Society.” Advanced Package customer – Lauriston Farm