Legal Status of the Forum

Legal Status of the Forum

As agreed in the Business Plan, the Executive Committee had explored the need to move towards a more formal status. After exploration of the options, Brian Human (Chair) suggested that there was merit in becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee and possibly in acquiring charity status, although the latter is less clear at this stage.

After discussion, it was agreed that the Executive Committee:

  • takes the necessary steps for the Forum to become a company limited by guarantee;
  • explores further the implications of becoming a charity and that charitable status is sought if it will benefit the Forum;
  • and the Constitution is subsequently amended accordingly and ratified by the AGM in 2008.
  • the Object as asset out in the paper presented to the AGM be adopted for the Forum.