Hi Thomas! Thanks for asking.
Additionally, I am not compensated by Public Software and act in a voluntary capacity. In any case, we are proposing only that Public Software host the activities of TDC in the initial stage while it is being incorporated, a bank account opened (and hopefully the Brexit transition is crossed). Once those tasks are done, we will move all activities from Public Software CIC to The Document Collective entity in a suitable jusrisdiction. To ensure that the governance of TDC is well formed, the Board intends to direct a group rather than me individually to define and operate its governance.
* it's really the situation of self dealing (you are sitting on both sides of the same table).
* you have a CoI for this reason (no matter, if there a finacial issues or not)
* such self dealing is always an issue with compliance / good governance and transparency
Yes, the address is that of a reputable accounting firm, Fiander Tovell Ltd, who provide Registered Office services to many of the companies for which they handle accounts. In common with many small community entities, Public Software does not have any offices so this arrangement is ideal.
So it could be regarded as a letterbox company.