Ready to register your co-operative

Now you have a clear idea of your legal structure, this section takes you through the steps needed and options you have in order to register your co-operative.

Before registering your co-op, we recommend that you have already:

  • Completed a business plan
  • Made sure that the co-operative model is the right fit for your business
  • Worked through the building blocks of your co-operative structure including:
    • Completing the select-a-structure tool
    • Identifying the most appropriate legal form
    • Choosing a governing document, where a model one is available
  • A name for your co-op - use our guidance here
  • Named individuals authorised to sign paperwork

What next?

1. Co-operatives UK can help you register your co-operative and offers two registration packages:

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

Choose this package if:

  • You are clear about which model best fits your organisation. See also model governing documents.
  • 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.

Advanced 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.

2. If you need help to complete some of the above stages, there are a few routes available to you:

Updated: 09/03/2018