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Default 20th May 2014, 10:10 PM

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Donations are all well and good but surely if you start charging you become a business and have to pay tax?
This would definitely be the case. Whether or not you'd get caught/prosecuted by companies house depends on their mood, but technically you would become a business (be it sole trade, partnership, limited or community interest company etc). And I wouldn't imagine it'd be worth the risk to disregard this aspect.

It's quite the can of worms if you start charging fees, not only would you have to become a business and pay tax, but also potentially require public liability insurance and so on.

I also think charging people to join would deter new members. If you've never been on a forum before then you won't know what you're getting, so charging would almost definitely deter new members.
  
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Default 20th May 2014, 11:07 PM

I don't think it would deter new members ,every car I've bought recently ,Toyota mr2,fiat coupe,rx-8,to name but a few the first thing I've done before buying it I've joined an owners club you get to learn quickly the DNA of the car I don't just trust the magazine reviews I trust people that actually live with one ,and for that information and support you receive its worth a few quid a year


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I don't think it would deter new members ,every car I've bought recently ,Toyota mr2,fiat coupe,rx-8,to name but a few the first thing I've done before buying it I've joined an owners club you get to learn quickly the DNA of the car I don't just trust the magazine reviews I trust people that actually live with one ,and for that information and support you receive its worth a few quid a year
Which is fine if you know what you want, but when I last changed my car I was looking at 6 options. I only bought one, so that would be subs to 5 forums I didnt use if they all did it. Plus, I like to see what Im getting so 'try before I buy' is my motto
I can see how a fee to join would put people off. A bike forum I was on used to have a few general areas that were public to let people see what it was about but the specific areas were private andaccess followed a dontation, minimum 5.

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