The purpose of the Community Shares Standard Mark is to create and maintain public confidence in community share offers, by ensuring a consistent approach to standards by all participating societies and practitioners. The Mark is awarded to share offers that comply with the guidance in the Community Shares Handbook and satisfy the assessment criteria for the Mark. These criteria address the offer document, application forms, rules and business plan of a society, where relevant.
From a consumer protection perspective, the aim of the Standard Mark is to ensure that community share offers meet the following standard:
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