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The Community Shares Standards Mark is awarded to societies whose share offers meet national standards of good practice.

The basic information that should be included in all share offer documents is covered in the Community Shares Handbook, see

The motivation to buy shares in a society is wholly different from the motivation to buy shares in a company.

A society can manage its capital liquidity in a number of ways.

There are three main benchmarks for determining a fair interest rate:

Promoting a share offer is best treated as a campaign and planned carefully in advance to cover every opportunity.

Being able to offer tax relief on community shares has shown a demonstrable increase in the amount of investment in societies.

Withdrawable shares provide small investors with an exit route from investment not available to investors in transferable shares.

An enterprise’s ability to pay interest on shares will depend to a great extent on the nature of the business and other factors such as loan overhe

Social enterprises are motivated by social objectives and social purpose.