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Share Services

Transfer of Shares

£79 + VAT

Shares in a Limited Company may be transferred or sold just like any other form of property. Completed documents will include the J30 stock transfer form, the minutes of the meeting and a blank share certificate.

To process a share transfer we require:
  • The name and address of the person or persons from whom the shares are being transferred.
  • The name and address of the person or persons receiving the shares.
  • The number of shares being transferred.
Stamp Duty

If shares are sold for more than £1,000 then the new shareholder or shareholders must send a copy of the transfer form to HMRC and pay the required Stamp Duty. Stamp duty is currently 0.5% of the share amount, rounded to the nearest £5.

For further information and guidance about all share transfers that are valued at over £1,000 we recommend that you speak with a solicitor.

Transfer of Shares & Confirmation Statement

£99 + VAT

Any changes to the shareholding will only be shown on the Companies House register once a Confirmation Statement has been filed. Should you require the changes to be registered at Companies House then we recommend that you buy this bundled service.

Issuing of Shares

£79 + VAT

The issue of shares is the process whereby a company creates new shares to give to new or existing shareholders. Companies can issue shares either to individuals, to corporate bodies or to both.

This service includes the submission to Companies House of a Return of the Allotment of new shares in order to apply for them (using Form SH01), the preparation of a letter of application, the minutes of the meeting, the board resolution and a blank share certificate.

What class of shares can be issued?

Shares can be issued that are of the same class or value as the company's initial shares. We do not involve ourselves with the creation or issuing of new classes of shares.

Issuing of Shares & Confirmation Statement

£99 + VAT

Any changes to the shareholding will only be shown on the Companies House register once a Confirmation Statement has been filed. Should you require the changes to be registered at Companies House then we recommend that you buy this bundled service.

Maximum of 2 shareholder or transfers per order (within the same company). The stamp duty fee to HMRC, if applicable, is not included in our charges.

How to order:

  1. Log into our online portal or Register if you are a new customer.
  2. Import a company using the company number and authentication code, or choose a specific company from your list of companies if you have already registered them through us, and open that company’s details.
  3. Go to the “Shop” tab.
  4. Add to your cart any products or processes that are relevant or desired.
  5. Click “View Cart” and proceed with payment. We will then proceed with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Shareholder?

Shareholders are the owners of a company. They own shares in the company, which entitle them to receive a percentage of its profits. Most shareholders also have a say in important company issues, such as the appointment of new directors.

A company shareholder can be a person, a group of people, a partnership, another company, or any legal entity or corporate body.

Who is a PSC (person with significant control)?

A Person with Significant Control (PSC) is someone who has significant ownership and/or control of a company. They are sometimes called “beneficial owners”. A PSC is anyone who:

  • Owns more than 25% of the company’s shares.
  • Holds more than 25% of the company’s voting rights.
  • Holds the right to appoint or remove the majority of directors.
  • Holds the right to exercise, or actually exercises, significant influence or control.
  • Holds the right to exercise, or actually exercises, significant control over a trust or company that meets at least one of the first four conditions above.

UK companies must identify their PSCs and tell Companies House who they are. If you ultimately control more than 25% of the company or are a shareholder with more than 25% of the company’s shares, then you are a Person with Significant Control (PSC).