Who's Behind It
The Bristol Pound is a not-for-profit partnership between Bristol Pound Community Interest Company (CIC) and Bristol Credit Union.
Bristol Pound CIC is a company established with specific social goals and with assets of the company ‘locked in’ to community control. It will be governed in line with the model of a stakeholder cooperative giving Bristol Pound account holders a say in the development of the company and representation on the board.
Surplus profits generated by Bristol Pound CIC will be distributed to the active members of the scheme and full details will be published in the annual accounts of the CIC and made available online.
The Bristol Pound CIC is not affiliated with any political party or political movement. The team is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds. There is more information about CICs at http://www.bis.gov.uk/cicregulator/ .
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