Packages of support

Plus Package

£250 + VAT*

The Plus Package is designed to give you a complete incorporation service.

Included are:

  • Your chosen Co-operatives UK model governing document, permitting up to six amendments to be made to the model, specified at the point of instruction
  • Time-bound telephone and email advice on any requested amendments to the model
  • If required, making bespoke changes to the governing document based on business needs and in line with our recognised good governance best practice
  • A check on the chosen name of your co-operative to ensure that it is available
  • Assistance with completion of the registration paperwork required to incorporate your co-operative

This package includes Co-operatives UK membership for one year.  In addition, you may wish to purchase one of our additional support packages to complement your membership.

*The fee includes the statutory fee and associated costs. 

Prospective clients seeking to make extensive changes to their chosen Co-operatives UK model governing document should consult our Advanced Package.

Advanced Package

Starting at £500 + VAT*

The Advanced Package is designed to offer a bespoke service. The package consists of the fee for adopting any of the Co-operatives UK Model Governing documents and full incorporation service, this allows for up to ten amendments to be made to the model. We request all options are identified in the initial letter of engagement enabling us to produce the registration paperwork in a timely manner.

"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." Rob Lowe, Ben Rhydding Community Benefit Society

The package includes:

  • Your chosen Co-operatives UK model governing document  permitting up to ten amendments to be made to the model, specified at the point of instruction
  • Time-bound telephone and email advice on any requested amendments to the model
  • If required, making bespoke changes to the governing document based on business needs and in line with our recognised good governance best practice
  • A check on the chosen name of your co-operative to ensure that it is available
  • Extensive support with completion of the registration paperwork required to incorporate your co-operative

For an additional fee, under this package, we can also provide:

  • Analysis of suitable legal, governance and ownership structures for an organisationand provision of an options paper
  • Governance support (online, telephone and email)
  • Advice on tax incentive schemes and impact of legal, governance and ownership structure on eligibility
  • Advice on charitable status, eligibility and appropriateness of legal, governance and ownership structure
  • Advice on community investment and appropriateness of legal, governance and ownership structure
  • Advice on the conversion of a legal form
  • Advice on and establishment of wholly owned/ partially owned trading subsidiaries

This package includes Co-operatives UK membership for one year.  In addition, you may wish to purchase one of our additional support packages to complement your membership.

*The price does not include the statutory fee and may alter to reflect the nature of the registration or the advice required. 

Contact us with an outline of your organisation's needs and we shall be able to offer a competitive quote.