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Please take advantage of our exclusive limited company formation packages. As soon as your new company is registered at Companies House, we will deliver digital copies of the company documents to you via e-mail. If your order includes printed documents, they will be delivered by post.

Private Limited Company

Basic

Proxy

Privacy

Smart Deal

Advanced

Premium

Most UK companies are established as private companies limited by shares. This is an ideal choice for freelancers and contractors who want to open a limited company. Such companies are owned by shareholders who have certain rights. Shareholders must appoint directors to manage day-to-day business activities on their behalf.

£59 + VAT

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£99 + VAT

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Companies House Filing Fee
FREE Business Bank Account from one of our banking partners (optional)
Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
FREE .co.uk Domain and Other Great Deals (optional)
Online Client Portal
Digital Certificate of Incorporation
Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
Digital Company Register
Digital Share Certificate
Digital Incorporation Minutes
Registering a Company for Someone Else
Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
Printed Company Documents (optional)
VAT Registration Assistance (use at any time)
Business Postal Address (for 1 year)

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Private Company Limited by Shares

Most UK companies are established as private companies limited by shares. This is an ideal choice for freelancers and contractors who want to open a limited company. Such companies are owned by shareholders who have certain rights. Shareholders must appoint directors to manage day-to-day business activities on their behalf.

All Our Packages Include the Following:

Companies House Registration Fee
Companies house £50 filing fee that we pay on your behalf
Business bank account
Business bank account from one of our partners
Introduction to an accountant
Introduction to an accountant to help with your taxes
Domain names
FREE .co.uk Domain and Other Great Deals
Online portal
Online Company Formations Portal

Basic Package

£59 + VAT

Set up a limited company that is ready to trade with a full set of digital (PDF) documents.

Suitable only if forming a company for yourself (i.e., you must be a part of the company structure). If you are helping someone else to register a company then use the Proxy Package or other higher-level packages.

  • Digital Set of Company Documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

Proxy Package

£69 + VAT

Register online a limited company that is ready to trade with a full set of digital (PDF) documents.

For anyone, including accountants and solicitors, helping to form a company for someone else.

  • Digital Set of Company Documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

Privacy Package

£99 + VAT

Register a limited company with a registered office address and a service address. Ideal for protecting the privacy of your home address.

  • Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
  • Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

Advanced Package

£129 + VAT Smart Deal

The package includes forming a limited company with a registered office and a service address as well as VAT registration assistance.

  • Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
  • Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes
  • Printed Company Documents Bundle (free option)
  • VAT Registration Assistance (use at any time)

Premium Package

£199 + VAT

The package includes forming a limited company with a registered office and service address, business postal address and mail forwarding services as well as VAT registration assistance.

  • Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
  • Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
  • Business Postal Address for general business correspondence (for 1 year)
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes
  • Printed Company Documents Bundle (free option)
  • VAT Registration Assistance (use at any time)

Private Company Limited by Guarantee

 

Limited by Guarantee

A private company Limited by Guarantee (LBG) is an alternative type of limited company which is used mainly for non-profit organisations such as clubs, sports associations, community projects and charities.

 

£89 + VAT

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Companies House Filing Fee
 
FREE Business Bank Account from one of our banking partners (optional)
 
Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
 
FREE .co.uk Domain and Other Great Deals (optional)
 
Online Client Portal
 
Digital Certificate of Incorporation
 
Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
 
Digital Company Register
 
Digital Guarantor Certificate  
Digital Incorporation Minutes
 
Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
 
Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
 
Business Postal Address (for 1 year)
 
VAT Registration Assistance (use at any time)
 
 

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Limited by Guarantee Package

£89 + VAT

A private company Limited by Guarantee (LBG) is an alternative type of limited company which is used mainly for non-profit organisations such as clubs, sports associations, community projects and charities.

  • Companies House Filing Fee
  • Business bank Account (optional)
  • Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
  • Domain Names and Web Hosting Discounts (optional)
  • Online Client Portal
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Guarator Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

Limited Liability Partnership

 

LLP

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is an alternative corporate business structure that has the benefit of limited liability for its members. At the same time, however, it also allows its members the flexibility to organise their internal structure to resemble a traditional partnership. An LLP is commonly used by industry professionals who normally work in partnerships, such as solicitors, architects and accountants, but who wish to protect their personal finances by way of limited liability.

 

£99 + VAT

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Companies House Filing Fee
 
FREE Business Bank Account from one of our banking partners (optional)
 
Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
 
FREE .co.uk Domain and Other Great Deals (optional)
 
Online Client Portal
 
Digital Certificate of Incorporation
 
Draft of LLP Agreement
 
Digital Company Register
 
Digital Membership Certificate  
Digital Incorporation Minutes
 
Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
 
Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
 
Business Postal Address (for 1 year)
 
 

£99 + VAT

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Limited Liability Partnership Package

£99 + VAT

This is an alternative corporate business structure that has the benefit of limited liability for its members. An LLP is commonly used by industry professionals who normally work in partnerships, such as solicitors, architects and accountants.

  • Companies House Filing Fee
  • Business bank Account (optional)
  • Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
  • Domain Names and Web Hosting Discounts (optional)
  • Online Client Portal
  • Draft of LLP Agreement
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Membership Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

Private Limited Company

 

Non-Resident

This offer is designed to meet the needs of non-residents who wish to establish a private company limited by shares in the United Kingdom. It gives your company a London presence, including the use of our prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington.

 

£169 + VAT

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Companies House Filing Fee
 
Business Account Options for Non-Residents
 
Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
 
FREE .co.uk Domain and Other Great Deals (optional)
 
Online Client Portal
 
Digital Certificate of Incorporation
 
Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
 
Digital Company Register
 
Digital Share Certificate
 
Digital Incorporation Minutes
 
Prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington, London (for 1 year)
 
Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
 
Business Postal Address (for 1 year)
 
Company Documents Bundle certified by a Solicitor & Apostille
 
DHL International Delivery (Discounted Option)
 
VAT Registration Assistance (use at any time)
 
 

£169 + VAT

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Non-Resident Package

£169 + VAT

Ideal for non-residents who wish to establish a private company limited by shares in the United Kingdom. It gives your company a London presence, including the use of our prestigious Registered Office Address in Kensington.

  • Companies House Filing Fee
  • Business Payment Account (optional) for non-residents
  • Introduction to an Accountant (optional)
  • Domain Names and Web Hosting Discounts (optional)
  • Online Client Portal
  • International Delivery via DHL (optional)
  • Prestigious Registered Office Address in London, Kensington (for 1 year)
  • Service Address for one person (for 1 year)
  • Digital (PDF) company documents:
    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Digital set of Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Digital Company Register
    • Digital Share Certificate
    • Digital Incorporation Minutes

If you want your company documents apostilled, this option can be added as part of your company formation order.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Limited Company?

Most people require setting up a standard limited company, as this is suitable for nearly all types of trading. We will be happy to tell you more about the advantages and disadvantages of a private limited company.

A limited company is a form of business legally separate from its shareholders and directors. Even if a limited company has just one person as its shareholder and director, it remains a legal entity separate and distinct from that person. The company can enter into contracts, and can also be sued, in its own right.

The company owners are protected by “limited liability”, hence it is a “limited” company. Apart from a case of fraud or other serious wrongdoing, the owners are liable for the business's debts only up to the value of their original investment.

Three main types of a limited company in the UK are a private company limited by shares, a private company limited by guarantee and a public limited company.

What is a Private Company Limited by Shares?

Most UK limited companies are established as private companies limited by shares. This is an ideal choice for freelancers and contractors who want to start companies.

Such companies are owned by shareholders who have certain rights. Shareholders must appoint directors to manage day-to-day business activities on their behalf. To set up a company limited by shares, only one shareholder and one director is required and the same person can hold both positions.

An individual share may be of any value. You can choose a low share value (for example, £1) to limit the shareholders’ liability to a reasonable amount. Ordinary shares are the most common type of shares which give a shareholder the following rights:

  • One vote per share on company decisions.
  • Receive a share of profits as dividend payments.
  • Receive a share of capital, for example if the business closes down. 

Must I Sign Documents When Registering My Company?

Not on paper: It is all done online to make things simple. No printing or scanning is required.

Do I Need to Register for VAT?

If your company turnover exceeds the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 then you must register for VAT with HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs). You may make an optional application for VAT registration before and/or without reaching that level, however, so that you can claim back the VAT that you have paid on your purchases.

Sole Trader or a Limited Company: Which is the Best Option for Me?

When setting up a business and deciding whether to operate as a sole trader or limited company, there are a few key things to consider, such as tax, liability and control.

Sole traders are self-employed individuals who run their businesses in their own name. This means that they are personally liable for any debts or losses incurred by the business. However, sole traders also have more control over their businesses than limited company directors. They can make all the business decisions without consulting with anyone else.

Limited companies are legal entities in their own right, separate from those who own and run them. This means that the directors of a limited company are not personally liable for the business's debts. However, limited companies do have to adhere to specific rules and regulations, and the directors may have less control over the business than a sole trader.

How Do I Set Up a Limited Company with Multiple Share Classes?

Although most companies have only one type of share, different classes of shares can be created, each with distinct voting, dividend, and/or capital rights. While each class could be given a descriptive name, it is common to label multiple share classes as “A” shares, “B” shares, and so on (e.g., "C", "D" shares, etc.). Examples of different share classes include:

  • Ordinary shares
  • Non-voting shares
  • Redeemable shares
  • Preference shares
  • Management shares

We support online company formations with multiple share classes. As part of the formation process, you will need to name each class of shares and document the particulars prescribed for each.

It is essential to seek appropriate legal and taxation advice for the company and its shareholders when setting up and documenting a complex share class structure.

Where Can I Find My Company Registration Number?

Your Company Registration Number (CRN) is unique, consists of 8 characters and is shown on your company’s Certificate of Incorporation.  Companies House will have automatically assigned this number to your company when it was formed.

Your CRN can be found also on any official documentation that you receive from Companies House and by searching for your company by name on the Companies House online public register.  You are welcome also to get in touch with us if you have trouble finding your CRN.

You must display your Company Registration Number on all company stationery, websites and other online material.

How Do I Get a Company Unique Tax Reference?

Your company’s Unique Tax Reference (company UTR number) is used to identify it for tax-related purposes. You will have been sent a letter confirming this specific ten-digit reference number and guidance on your tax responsibilities to your registered company address.

Once your company is registered at Companies House, HMRC will be notified of its existence automatically. Within 14 days of registering your company you will receive a letter from HMRC that will give you your company’s unique taxpayer reference.

You should also find this reference number on other statutory communication you receive from HMRC. Your company Unique Tax Reference should not be confused with the personal Unique Tax Reference number that people receive when they register for self-assessment.

Can I Add My Own Articles of Association When Forming a Limited Company?

Yes, you can add your own articles of association when forming a limited company. We charge an administration fee for this service.

Adding your own articles of association is a way of customising the rules that govern your limited company. This can be useful if you want to add specific provisions that are not covered by the default rules set out in the Companies Act 2006.

If you are thinking of adding your own articles of association, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice to ensure that the provisions you include are valid and compliant with the Companies Act 2006.

Do I Need Proof of ID for Company Formation?

As a UK company formation agent, we follow “Know Your Customer” (KYC) rules and, consequently, need proof of identity and address for our customers.

If you live in the UK and open a limited company, we will use the details from your order form to check your ID and address. Most of our customers (90%) pass our digital ID checks.

However, if you cannot use our digital ID check or do not pass it, we will email you a request for the required information and documents. For more details, you can check our ID requirements.