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Comparing legal forms 2016

This document is designed to support unions to compare unincorporated, Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) as legal forms. 

A guide on incorporation and legal forms for Students' Unions 2016


Company Limited by Guarantee

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Charitable Incorporated Organisation

The CIO status became available to charities in England and Wales on 4 March 2013. NUS has since worked with BWB Solicitors to produce a new set of articles for this legal from. The Charities Commission will not be issuing a global consent letter for this form of incorporation so you should follow the process as in the guide to amending articles. 

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