From the Autumn of 2011 until March 2012 I was involved, as part of a team in Cobbetts LLP in developing advice for the FSA on the registration requirements for co-operatives and community benefit societies. Those involved were Michael Cook and Ramona Taylor of the FSA, and Kevin Jaquiss, Cliff Mills and Ian Snaith of Cobbetts LLP. On 27th February 2012 a consultation meeting on the opinion and linked matrix about financial services regulation was held at Cobbetts LLP. The meeting was attended by a representatives of a wide range of co-operative and social enterprise bodies and advisors, invited by the FSA. Here is the advice and here is the matrix put online at the request of Michael Cook.