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Community Interest Companies

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Welcome to the CIC Regulator's website.

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To give a flavour of the good work Community Interest Companies (CICs) are carrying out around the UK, we have published a selection of case studies on this site.

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The wait is finally over!  The Regulator of Community Interest Companies Annual Report

for 2012/13 was laid before Parliament on 16 July 2013 and is now available to view and download. This report highlight's many of our achievements, the challenges we faced and the obstacles we jumped over. So here’s the CIC story so far...  


Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator

Register of newly formed CICs this month

Well done on your successful registration as a community interest company (CIC). I continue to be delighted at the growth in community interest companies.

I would like to pass on sincere congratulations to all of the CICs that have registered in the last month.

Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator

Companies House WebCheck

Companies House Webcheck Service

If you would like to know whether a company has registered as a community interest company (CIC), what its company number and registered office address is and whether it has filed its statutory documents please use the Webcheck service provided by the Registrar of Companies.

This information is free of charge and may be accessed by clicking on the title above.  If a company is stating that it is a CIC and they do not appear on the Webcheck service please contact us.

Consultation on social investment tax relief

The consultation on social investment tax relief is now closed and we are currently collating responses. 

Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to respond.

Definition of a CIC

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a limited company, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.

Appeal and complaint procedures

Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator has a clear mission to regulate and to raise awareness of the CIC model throughout the UK.

The Regulator wants to ensure that they are recognised and trusted by society for serving our communities with integrity and excellence and for this has published appeal and complaint guides.

CIC website will move to GOV.UK on 28 November 2013

The UK Government now has a single website, GOV.UK.  It is a major new initiative to bring together information in one place for citizens, businesses and organisations with a simple, fast and easy interface.  GOV.UK will replace all UK central government departmental websites by March 2014.

Government departments will be found in the Inside Government section of GOV.UK.  Some departments are there already and more will be going live over the next few months.  You can see what the new website looks like (and get an idea of what our content will look like in the future) by visiting

What this means for and our website customers

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