There are specific rules that mean if you are a Director of your organisation you are treated as an office holder by HMRC, and this means any payments you receive for your role as a Director must be as salary and subject to PAYE.
Social enterprises are businesses that have a social or environmental purpose. This means that they reinvest any surpluses they make back into the business in order to deliver more of their social or environmental purpose.
The phrase social enterprise refers to the way in which you operate and run your business or organisation. So as a social enterprise you have a social or environmental purpose at the heart of your business and reinvest profits to do more good work.
This is something that social entrepreneurs frequently ask. My response is – it depends if you want to invest in yourself and get support so you achieve what you want quicker or not!