Community buying groups – particularly those which become bigger and more ambitious or operate as a business – will have various responsibilities for complying with the law. Whether or not you become an incorporated body is only one factor that affects a group’s legal obligations. Informal buying clubs and unincorporated associations must also comply with the law that applies to them, but may be less likely to take steps – such as becoming an employer – that give rise to additional legal obligations.
The guide includes pointers to some of these obligations, but it isn’t a complete list and can only be very general. You may need to get legal advice on your particular circumstances. Sources of low cost advice can be found at the end of the guide.
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