Since 1995 LINX has been a company limited by guarantee. The legal basis of the company is laid out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The contract between LINX’s Members and LINX itself is the Memorandum of Understanding.
LINX’s constitution is the Memorandum and Articles of Association and its contract with Members is the Memorandum of Understanding. These can only be varied by a vote of members at a General Meeting.
But Always After Consultation
Any significant proposal to change how LINX operates needs to be voted on by LINX’s Members. However, LINX’s practice is to consult on any such changes at least three months before bringing the proposal to the Members for their approval.
The relationship between LINX and its members is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is not negotiable and is signed in its current version by all new members. Potential members are welcome to suggest changes, but these would need to be ratified by LINX members or staff as appropriate.
From time to time, the MoU is updated – always after a resolution to make the changes is voted on at a LINX AGM or EGM. Any changes are then binding on LINX and its Members.
Company Memorandum and Articles of Association. This is the formal constitution of LINX. It determines the process by which Members can join LINX, Directors be appointed and elected and so on.It is an official UK document and is registered at Companies House.
LINX can make changes, but any changes must be by Members’ resolution and must achieve a 75% majority of those Members who vote.