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LBG
£75.99

LLP
£75.99

LTD
£75.99

LTD
£75.99
LLP
£75.99
LBG
£75.99
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Choose between Ltd / LLP / LBG Choose between Ltd / LLP
/ Ltd by Guarantee types when incorporating your company
Digital & Hard Copy Documents We provide both
electronic and paper versions of the company documents.
Printed Certificate of Incorporation We will send you a
a high quality printed Certificate of Incorporation, this verifies your companies existance at Companies House along with the company incorproation number.
Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association We will
post a high quality printed & bound copy of the Memorandum & Articles of Association. This document is free and part of the company formation package. It is required to incorporate a new company under the Companies Act 2006. The
Articles of Association defines the rules on how the company will be run. The Memorandum lists the subscribers (shareholders) of the company and their intention to incorproate the company with a share holding.
Printed Minutes of the first Meeting A printed minutes
of the initial first board meeting minutes is included. This will show the first resolution that your company passed.
Printed Share Certificates We will send you a high
quality printed copy of the share certificate(s). These proove your ownership of the shares in a company.
Digital Ceritifiate of incorporation We will email you
the digital Certificate of Incorporation, this verifies your companies existance at Companies House along with the company incorproation number.
Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association We will
email the Memorandum & Articles of Association. This document is free and part of the company formation package. It is required to incorporate a new company under the Companies Act 2006. The Articles of Association defines the rules
on how the company will be run. The Memorandum lists the subscribers (shareholders) of the company and their intention to incorproate the company with a share holding.
Digital Share Certificate(s) We will email you the
digital copy of the share certificate(s). These proove your ownership of the shares in a company.
Quick Online Formation Our process is quick and simple
and the company is formed within 3-6 hours in most cases, this is of course dependant on Companies House work loads.
Free Bank Account Referral With our formation packages,
if you open a bank account through us you will be entitled to cash back. Plesae remmber this is subect to terms and conditions and is not available to clients outside the UK,
Optional: Registered Office Address You can choose to
add a registered office address to this package for the advertised registered office fee on checkout.
Optional: Directors Service Address You can choose to
add a directors service address to this package for the advertised directors service address fee on checkout.
Free Accountant Introducation We provide a free no
obligation accountant referral, allowing you to discuss your accounting and tax requirements. The accountant will contact you wihtin 48 hours of your company being incorproated. They will normally call within this time or if you are
unavailable they will leave a message or email. The purpose of this referral is for the accountant to discuss the options available to you along with costs and advice.
Free Domain Name (.co.uk) Choose a free .co.uk domain
name of your choice (that is available to purchase)
Reliable and Experienced Team Our team is highly
experienced and efficient, you can be confident in our reliability to provide a high level of service.
Confidential & Secure Our service is completely
confidential and secure, our business is trusted by countless clients.
No Setup Fees No additional setup fees.
Free Email, Phone and Live Chat Support We provide free
support to all our clients through live chat, email and phone.
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LTD
£75.99
LLP
£75.99
LBG
£75.99
LTD
£75.99

LLP
£75.99

LBG
£75.99

The London office address service provides you with a prestigious central London address which can be used on websites and correspondence. Choose to have mail forwarded, scanned or collect from our office. Our service
is efficient and can be relied upon.
12 MONTHS
£92.50

6 MONTHS
£67.50

3 MONTHS
£45.00

3 MONTHS
£45.00
6 MONTHS
£67.50
12 MONTHS
£92.50
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Prestigious EC1 Address Use our address on your
website, business cards for the duration of your contract.
2 Additional Names Free Receive post for an additional
2 names (business or personal) without further cost.
4 Hour Free Meeting Room Use With the 12 month
contract, you can have 4 hours free usage throughout the contract.
Unlimited Mail Included There is no limit on the amount
of mail we will take in for you during the contract.
Forward / Scan / Collect You can collect your mail free
of charge, or we can forward to your home address or scan and email over.
Same Day / Weekly / Monthly You can choose when you
want your mail sent on to you subject to Royal Mail delivery times.
No Setup Fees No additional setup fees.
Customer Portal Manage your account and view your post
history within your account.
View Post Received View your post history within your
account.
Parcels & Packages Signed For We sign for letters,
parcels, and packages on your behalf.
Instant Activation Start using your service right away
as soon as you have paid.
Global Courier Service We can arrange couriers for your
parcels, you can also arrange your own courier and we can then provide them with the parcel upon collection.
Confidential and Secure Our service is strictly
confidential and we operate a service that is secure and reliable
Switch between handling options Change from scanning /
forwarding / collection at anytime during your contract without cost
Free .co.uk Domain Name Choose a free .co.uk domain
name of your choice
Free Email, Phone and Live Chat Support We provide free
support to all our clients through live chat, email and phone
Free Limited Company Formation With certain selected
packages we offer a free Limited Company Formation service
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3 MONTHS
£45.00
6 MONTHS
£67.50
12 MONTHS
£92.50
3 MONTHS
£45.00

6 MONTHS
£67.50

12 MONTHS
£92.50

Our complete London Virtual Office provides you with a prestigious central London address which can be used on websites and correspondence, as well as professional Call Answering with a London number.
WEBSITE PACK
£467.50

12 MONTHS
£367.50

6 MONTHS
£217.50

3 MONTHS
£120.00

3 MONTHS
£120.00
6 MONTHS
£217.50
12 MONTHS
£367.50
WEBSITE PACK
£467.50
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Prestigious EC1 Address Use our address on your website,
business cards for the duration of your contract.
Free Meeting Room Use With this service you are entitled
to free usage throughout the duration of the contract.
2 Hours 4 Hours 8 Hours 8 Hours
Unlimited Inbound Calls With our standard plans you are
entitled to unlimited message taking, so no matter how many calls you receive you will not be charged for additional messages.
Unlimited Messages With our standard plans you are
entitled to unlimited message taking, so no matter how many calls you receive you will not be charged for additional messages.
No Cost Per Call We do not charge per call, unlimited
calls are included with all call answering packages.
Professionally Trained PA’s Have your calls
professionally answered by trained receptionists. You can be confident in knowing your telephone calls will be handled expertly and efficiently.
0203 or 0207 Number Choose between a free 0203 number or
a premium 0207 number, which will be an additional fee.
Out of Hours Voicemail With all our standard call
answering services, you have access to an out of hours voicemail service. All voicemail messages will be sent instantly to an email of your choice.
Flexible Handling Switch between having calls answered
and having messages taken, or have calls forwarded after our virtual receptionist has greeted them.
Calls Answered In Your Greeting We will answer and greet
all callers in your chosen name and personalised greeting.
Callers Questions Answered We will speak to your callers
and help with basic questions about your business.
No Setup Fees No additional setup fees.
Instant Activation Start using your service right away
as soon as you have paid.
2 Additional Names Free Receive post for an additional 2
names without further cost.
Unlimited Mail Included There is no limit on the amount
of mail we will take in for you during the contract.
Forward / Scan / Collect You can collect your mail free
of charge, or we can forward your mail to your home address or scan and email over.
Same Day / Weekly / Monthly You can choose when you want
your mail sent on to you.
Switch Between Handling Options Change from scanning /
forwarding / collection at any time during your contract.
Parcels & Packages Signed For We sign letters,
parcels and packages on your behalf.
Global Courier Service We can arrange couriers for your
parcels, you can also arrange your own courier and we can then provide them with the parcel upon collection.
Confidential & Secure Our service is completely
confidential and extremely secure, our business is trusted by countless clients.
Customer Portal Manage your account and view your post
history within your account.
View Post Received View your post history within your
account.
Unbranded Reception Our reception is unbranded, ideal
for virtual office clients.
Your Clients Greeted We will greet your visitors and
clients at our office and pass on notifications to you.
Reliable and Experienced Team Our team is highly
experienced and efficient, you can be confident in our reliability to provide a high level of service.
Free Email, Phone and Live Chat Support We provide free
support to all our clients through live chat, email and phone.
5 Page Business Website We provide a business website
with your branding with free hosting.
6 Months Free Hosting With this option, you are entitled
to a 6 month hosting plan free of charge when you sign up for 12 months.
6 Months Free Business Email Address With this option,
you are entitled to an email address for the duration stated.
Free .co.uk Domain With this option you are entitled to
a free .co.uk domain for 12 months.
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3 MONTHS
£120.00
6 MONTHS
£217.50
12 MONTHS
£367.50
WEBSITE PACK
£467.50
3 MONTHS
£120.00

6 MONTHS
£217.50

12 MONTHS
£367.50

WEBSITE PACK
£467.50

An officers service address is a legal requirement for UK directors. Our service includes free statutory mail forwarding and is efficient.
12 MONTHS
£55.00

12 MONTHS
£25.00

12 MONTHS
£25.00
12 MONTHS
£55.00
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Directors Service Address Our service address allows you
to use our London address at Companies House as your official service address for the directors, shareholders and (PSC) address. This service will protect your home address with our prestigious London Office address. We will. forward or
scan all statutory company mail that is addressed to the named officer from Companies House and HMRC completely free of charge.
Registered Office Address Our service address allows you
to use our London address at Companies House as your official service address for the directors, shareholders and (PSC) address. This service will protect your home address with our prestigious London Office address. We will. forward or
scan all statutory company mail that is addressed to the named officer from Companies House and HMRC completely free of charge.
2 Hour Free Meeting Room Use Use our meeting rooms for
free with the selected packages that contain this offer
Free Mail Forwarding We will forward your Government
mail free of charge.
Free Mail Scanning If you prefer, we can scan your
Government mail so you can receive it quicker.
Free Mail Collection You can collect your mail from our
office.
Free Forwarding Worldwide We will post your HMRC &
Companies House letters free of charge to any location worldwide.
Unlimited Items Included We do not have limits on the
amount of post you can receive at our address.
Customer Portal Manage your account and view your post
history within your account.
View Post Received View your letter history through your
online post portal.
EC1 City Address Benefit from a prestigious city EC1
address located in the heart of London.
Customer Portal Manage your account, view post history
and manage finances online via your account.
Instant Activation Start using your service right away
as soon as you have paid.
Unbranded Reception Our reception is unbranded, ideal
for virtual office clients.
Customers Greeted We will greet your visitors and
clients at our office and pass on notifications to you.
Confidential and Secure Our service is confidential and
secure for all clients.
Reliable Experienced Team Our team is highly experienced
and efficient, you can be confident in our reliability to provide a high level of service.
Free Email, Phone and Live Chat Support We provide free
support to all our clients through live chat, email and phone.
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12 MONTHS
£25.00
12 MONTHS
£55.00
12 MONTHS
£25.00

12 MONTHS
£55.00

Professional call answering services with professional London PA’s taking our calls
12 MONTHS
£297.50

6 MONTHS
£167.50

3 MONTHS
£97.50

1 MONTH
£49.50

1 MONTH
£49.50
3 MONTHS
£97.50
6 MONTHS
£167.50
12 MONTHS
£297.50
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Rolling Contract Rolling contracts allow you to cancel
at the end of your term without any penalties
Unlimited Calls Unlimited calls are included, this means
we do not charge per call or place limits on your account. This is subject to a fair usage policy.
Unlimited messages Our team will take unlimited messages
from your callers. We do not charge a few to take and forward messages to you
No Cost Per Call We do not charge per call, unlimited
calls are included with all call answering packages
No Hidden Charges We do not charge to setup any
services.
Real London PA’s We use in house professional trained,
London based Personal Assistants to handle your calls.
London Tel Numbers Choose from 0203 or 0207 telephone
numbers to add instante prestige to your business.
Cancel Anytime You will not be charged to cancel your
contract at the end of your term.
Messages forwarded via email We forward all messages via
email to your preferred email address.
Call forwarding Optional Some clients pefer us to
forward calls direct to your number first, there would be a charge for an outbound call to your number.
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1 MONTH
£49.50
3 MONTHS
£97.50
6 MONTHS
£167.50
12 MONTHS
£297.50
1 MONTH
£49.50

3 MONTHS
£97.50

6 MONTHS
£167.50

12 MONTHS
£297.50

A registered office is a legal requirement for UK Companies. Our service includes free statutory mail forwarding and is reliable and efficient.
12 MONTHS
£55.00

12 MONTHS
£45.00

12 MONTHS
£45.00
12 MONTHS
£55.00
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Registered Office Address Our registered office service
allows you to use our London address at Companies House as your official companies registered office address. This service will protect your home address with our prestigious London Registered Office address. We will forward or scan all
statutory company mail from Companies House and HMRC completely free of charge.
1 x Directors Service Address Our service address allows
you to use our London address at Companies House as your official service address for the directors, shareholders and (PSC) address. This service will protect your home address with our prestigious London Office address. We will.
forward or scan all statutory company mail that is addressed to the named officer from Companies House and HMRC completely free of charge.
Cash Back Upto £100 Cash Back is available for UK Ltd
companies when they open a bank account with one of our partners. This includes Barclays, Lloyds and WorldPay. This is for new accounts only subject to the partners terms and conditions.
2 Hour Free Meeting Room Use Use our meeting rooms for
free with the selected packages that contain this offer
Free Mail Forwarding We will forward your Government
mail free of charge.
Free Mail Scanning If you prefer, we can scan your
Government mail so you receive it quicker.
Free Mail Collection You can collect your mail from our
office.
Free Forwarding Worldwide We will post your HMRC &
Companies House letters free of charge to any location worldwide.
Unlimited Items Included We do not have limited on the
amount of post you can receive at our address.
Customer Portal Manage your account and view your post
history within your account.
View Post Received View your letter history through your
online post portal.
EC1 City Address Benefit from a prestigious city EC1
address located in the heart of London.
Instant Activation Start using your service right away
as soon as you have paid.
Unbranded Reception Our reception is unbranded, ideal
for virtual office clients.
Customers Greeted We will greet your visitors and
clients at our office and pass on notifications to you.
Free Ltd Company Formation If this option is included,
we will provide you with a free Ltd company formation, and you will receive the company incorporation documents electronically.
Confidential and Secure Our service is confidential and
secure for all clients.
Reliable Experienced Team Our team is highly experienced
and efficient, you can be confident in our reliability to provide a high level of service.
Free Email, Phone and Live Chat Support We provide free
support to all our clients through live chat, email and phone.
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12 MONTHS
£45.00
12 MONTHS
£55.00
12 MONTHS
£45.00

12 MONTHS
£55.00

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Choose a suitable package online and complete our simple online order form in under 60 seconds.

We submit to Companies House

Once you have completed the short online form your details are submitted to Companies House.

Receive official documents

Once your registration is complete you will be able to start using your newly formed company right away.

Overview of the Company Limited by Guarantee Package

Secure Online Payments

Under 60 Second Registration

Official Hard Copies Emailed

Official Document Posted

Prestigious London Address

Secure and Reliable Service

Additional Premium Features available

No Hidden Costs

Limited Buy Guarantee

Form your Limited By Guarantee (LBG) now. Your company can be formed in as little as 3-6 hours

A company limited by guarantee is an alternative type of corporation used primarily for clubs, workers’ co-operatives and other non-profit organisations. that require legal personality. This company formation service provides you with the incorporation documents including digital PDF document and if included with the selected package printed company incorporation documents. You can also choose to use our address service and virtual office with some of the select company formation packages.

Your London Registered Address (optional)

Kemp house, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX

Overview (LLP) Limited Liability Partnership Service

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  • Quick Online Secure Payment
  • Under 60 Second Registration
  • Official Document Posted
  • Secure and Reliable Service
  • Official Hard Copies Emailed
  • Prestigious London Address
  • Additional Premium Features available
  • No Hidden Costs

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Find out about the Registered Office by watching this video

When you go through the formations process to officially form your company, you are required by Companies House to supply a Registered Office Address. This is an address required by law under the jurisdiction of England and Wales and has to be within the same region. This is recognised as your official company address and will receive all statutory letters from Companies House and HMRC.

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Get in touch with our team today. You can choose to call, email or even speak to us via our websites live chat service. Our customer service team is always happy to assist no matter how small or large your request.

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Find more about Limited Limited By Guarantee

Limited by Guarantee  companies are commonly used for a club or an association. This company will have limited liability – the liability of its members being limited to the amount each member undertakes to contribute to the assets of the in the event of its being wound up, this is normally £1.

Very often this type of company will eventually register itself as a Charity with the Charity Commission and if you are considering this course of action you will need to have your own memorandum and articles created before submitting, but please advise us if you need assistance here before purchasing as we do not provide a charity memorandum.

With this company structure no shares are issued, instead this type of company has members. The members agree to contribute a membership fee or subscription, normally have equal voting rights and elect a board of directors. Any profits (often known as “surpluses”) are not distributed as dividends, but may be used to support the activities for which the club is formed.

Please be informed that this company formation service provides you with a standard limited by guarantee company.

 

Why Choose Capital Office for your virtual office?

  • Over 100 years of experience
  • Customer at the heart of what we do
  • Prime Location in EC1
  • Friendly experienced staff
  • Mail forwarding and scanning as per your requirements
  • From phone services to mail forwarding, through to a complete virtual office
  • Latest mail handling technology
  • Free telephone support
  • Easy to set up

Limited Liability Partnerships Key Features Explained

Our company formation packages are fully featured and come with a whole host of additional services which can help your company get off to a great start. We have highlighted some of the key features of our company incorporation services below.

Printed Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a a high quality printed Certificate of Incorporation, this verifies your companies existence at Companies House along with the company incorporation number.

Printed Share Certificates

We will send you a high quality printed copy of the share certificate(s). These prove your ownership of the shares in a company.

Under 60 Second Checkout

Start using our service in super quick time today, purchase online in under 60 seconds.n if you choose a package that has a registered office and directors service included.

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Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

We will post a high quality printed & bound copy of the Memorandum & Articles of Association. It is required to incorporate a new company under the Companies Act 2006.

Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

We will email the Memorandum & Articles of Association.

Digital Certificate of incorporation

We will email you the digital Certificate of Incorporation, this verifies your companies existence at Companies House along with the company incorporation number.

Digital Share Certificate(s)

We will email you the digital copy of the share certificate(s). These prove your ownership of the shares in a company.

Free UK Shipping of Documents

With this package we include free UK shipping of your documents to your address.

International shipping of documents

With this package we include free international shipping of your documents to your address.

EC1 Prime London Address

Benefit from a prestigious city EC1 address located in the heart of London.

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London Office Address

Our exclusive London address will impress your clients. You can choose to collect your mail directly from our office or choose to have it sent to any location worldwide.

Registered Office Address

The registered office address is for Limited companies who want to use our EC1 address as their main registered office with Companies House.

Directors Office Address

Having a Director services address will protect your residential or home address from being displayed on the public register at Companies House.

Information On Virtual Offices

What is a director’s service address used for?

A Directors Service Address is an official requirement for Companies House for all registered businesses. This address is kept on the public records, so can be viewed by anyone wishing to see it.  However, company directors can choose to list their directors address for public display as a different address to their residential one. Only their directors service address will be made public and their residential address will be kept off the public register. This is easy to do when using a Directors Service Address package such as the one we offer.

What is my registered office address?

Your registered office address is your official address that is listed with Companies House. Your address must be within England, Wales or Scotland and be an address where all your legal documents and official paperwork can be delivered for your company. This is the address that you must include on all of your company correspondence, such as your invoices and letterheads. You must also display it on your company website and can include it in your company email signature.  As this address is kept on the public record at Companies House, it is available for any member of the public to inspect.

Because it is such a publicly accessible address, many company owners choose to use a Registered Office Address Service. This can be especially helpful if you are running your business from a private residential address and do not wish to make your home address public and open to cold callers and junk mail. Having a professional sounding business address can also add some gravitas to your company image and perception by others. For example, it creates a much better image of your company to display a prestigious Central-London office address rather than a residential address or a unit number on an industrial estate.

How do I allocate shares in my company?

There must be at least one shareholder to take one share in the company by law. You can have another shareholder to take on an equal amount of shares, then it would normally be allocated as one share each. Since authorised share capital has now been abolished by The Companies Act 2006, you can now choose the amount of company shares to be issued and distribute them accordingly. Here is an example of how your company shares could be allocated:

Andrew wants to take 100% of your issued company shares. So if your company issued one share, Andrew would take that share and own 100% of your shares. No matter how many shares you issue, he would take them all so if you issued 100 shares, Andrew would take all one hundred.

Susan and Andrew want to each take 50% of the shares in your company. So each would take 1 share in your company. Should you issue 100 shares, they would take 50 shares each.

Susan want to take 80% of your company shares and Andrew wants to take 20%. So Susan will take 8 shares and Andrew will take 2 shares. Or 80 and 20 respectively where your company has issued 100 shares.

If you need any help and guidance about issuing shares, then please do not hesitate to contact us for some advice. We would be pleased to help!

Do I need to fill out any complicated paperwork?

The simple answer to this question is no. You can complete our very easy to follow online registration form with your details. You can then sit back and leave the rest to us. We will come back to you to confirm your details and for any further information we may need for the formation process.

What is a certificate of incorporation?

A certificate of incorporation will be issued once your company has been officially formed. It is a document that confirms your company registration with Companies House and that your company name has gone onto the public register along with your date of incorporation and your registered company number. Companies House will have your official printed certificate sent through the post to you once your company has been incorporated.

What are the memorandum and articles of association?

Both the memorandum and articles of association are necessary legal documents. These documents are used to confirm the following information:

  • Your Company Name
  • Your Registered Office location and
  • Your statement of the internal constitution of the company

These are important company documents and you will usually have to produce these to be able to open a company bank account. If you are unsure about what should go into your memorandum and articles of association, then we can help you with this. Our company formations service includes a well-written standard memorandum and articles of association draft template that have been designed to cover all necessary bases to enable you to legally start your company. Our formations service will configure these standard documents to suit your business and will comply with the registration requirements for Companies House.

Who should be appointed as a company secretary?

As there is no longer a legal duty to appoint company secretary since Section 270 of the Companies Act 2006 came into force, it is entirely up to you whether you choose to appoint a company secretary or not. However, very many registered limited companies still choose to appoint one. Should you decide to have a company secretary, you can choose anyone you want to act as the Company Secretary for a private limited company. This may be someone who is already acting as a company director for your business, which can be useful for smaller businesses.

Who can be a company director in the UK?

Just about anyone can register a UK company and take on the role of a company director. This is allowed as long as you have not been officially banned from doing so. You can get a ban through being bankrupt or having legal proceedings taken against you.

Before you can form a company and become a director, there are certain requirements that have to be met for legal reasons:

  • You must be 16 years of age or older. However, it may be difficult for anyone under the age of 18 to form a company due to banking restrictions not allowing you to open a business account until the age of 18.
  • You will need at least one real (human) person to be a company director. You can have more than one director at the formations stage and you can also have a limited company listed as a director, however you do need at least one real person to be a director for this to happen.
  • You already have, or can provide, a valid UK address to register your company to.

What has changed is the need for a company secretary. When you form a company there is no longer a requirement to have a company secretary on board, see Section 270 The Companies Act 2006, but it is perfectly acceptable to appoint one if you wish to do so.

What is the difference between a sole trader and a limited company formation?

Registering as a sole trader with HMRC means that you are declaring yourself as self-employed and that you will be running your own business to generate an income for yourself. This will mean that you will assume all the legal and financial liabilities of your business yourself. Should anything go wrong with your business, you could be putting your own personal money and belongings at risk.

Forming a company will set up your business as a separate legal entity in its own right. This means that you can separate yourself from your business and protect your assets through limited liability. Should your business take off and you wish to expand further down the line, you will be in a position to accept other people as joint owners through allocated company shares.

What sort of companies can be registered with a company formations service?

Of the different registered company types you can choose to go for, by far the most common in the UK is a private company limited by shares. You can quite easily recognise these companies as they will usually have the suffix Ltd at the end of their company name.

A Private Company Limited By Shares becomes a legal entity in its own right and exists completely separately from the owners of the business. To set up this type of company you would need to have at least one or more directors or company owners who will be issued with company shares. The business should be set up to run with an aim to make a profit. The profits made by the company will then be awarded to the shareholders in the form of dividends. This is one of the most popular types of company formation we do and if this is the most suitable option for you, our experts can get your new company formed within just a few short hours during a regular working week day.

You can also choose to register as a Company Limited By Guarantee. This is a company that has a structure very similar to a company limited by shares, however this type of company doesn’t have any shareholders. Instead of having registered shareholders, a Company Limited By Guarantee will have members that will act as guarantors for the company. The members will pledge to guarantee and contribute an agreed amount of money should the company have to be wound up. It is quite common for this type of company to be set up to run a not-for-profit business, such as a community organisation or local sports club. Any profits made are usually put back into the business to help cover running costs, improve or maintain their facilities, provide and replace equipment etc.

Another popular formation type is a Charity Company. Normally, anyone wishing to set up a charity group in the UK would have to first form a Company Limited by Guarantee as is explained above, but would actually form it with a memorandum and articles of association that meet the requirements set out by the Charity Commission. Once formed, the company can then go forward to be registered with the Charity Commission to be officially recognised as a registered charity.

There is also an option to form a Community Interest Company (CIC). This type of formation is a modified version of either a Private Company Limited by Shares (Ltd) or a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Community Interest Company will be able to make a profit, but most are formed for non-for-profit reasons, so any profits generated would be put towards the social aim of the company.

Another well-recognised company formation is the Limited Liability Partnership, or LLP. These types of companies are often set up by professional bodies such as solicitors and accountants where two or more individuals go into partnership together. This means that each individual professional can work independently and have their own client base, but will be able to have the shared protection of being a registered limited company.

A Public Limited Company is again something very similar in structure to a Private Limited Company, however it is allowed to sell company shares to the public. A Public Limited Company must be able to show that at least £50,000 of shares have been issued before it can begin trading. To register as a Public Limited Company there must be a minimum of at least two company directors appointed. The benefit of this type of company formation means that it can generate extra funds for the company as and when needed by selling more shares. This does result in the ownership being diluted and having very many more shareholders than the company was originally set up with.

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