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How do I register a Company in the UK?

Setting up a UK company has never been so easy, it is a smart and efficient way to get paid for your own work!

Now you’re ready to set up your new company, you could have your limited UK Company registered within 24hrs online or by post it can take up to 10 days. It takes very minimal effort on your part and you will be surprised at how straight forward and simple it is to set up. All you need to do to get started to register your business is follow our 6 simple steps:

1. Choose a Company type that is right for you

The most popular UK company type is ‘Limited by Shares’ this company has an easy and simple company structure, it can also be known as a Private Limited Company, it is less risk and can be an effective way of managing your tax. The company is legally seperate from the people that run it, which mean personnal finances are kept seperate. We have plenty of different company types to choose from, please click here to see the many different types we offer.

2. Decide and check that your proposed company name is available

Deciding your company name is a big step when starting a business, you should keep it short but memorable and it has to be different from what is already out there which can be a difficult task.

You can check as many company names as you wish, on our website, to ensure you choose the perfect name for your company. Check your company name here

3. Select the Formation Package that is right for you

With our wide selection of packages, you can incorporate your company quickly and easily with the package that is right for you. 

There are six packages to choose from:

Reserve a name:  Ideal if you are not ready to fully start your business but want to ensure your company name is reserved for you.

Email Package:  For when you require all legal documentation via email and no originals.

Premium package: The standard legal documents all printed and posted to you.

Privacy package: Protecting your privacy using our officers and Registered office.

Business Package: The complete pack, including our London registered office, nominee officers and much more

International package: Perfect for overseas residents or for UK residents, who require those extra documents and services

All fees are included in all our prices, there are no hidden extras

4. Complete your Company Details

What information will we require?

Registered Office address – This is the company official address that will be shown on public records and where HMRC and Companies House will send post to. This address must be in the UK. If you do not have a UK Address, we can provide this service.

Company Directors – a minimum of one individual director is required.  You will need their full name, date of birth, correspondence and residential address. The residential address is hidden from public view but the correspondence address is shown on public records. If this is something that you don’t want showing on public records, we can always offer an alternative address to show, find out more

Shareholder – This can be the same person as the director, the minimum requirement is one shareholder.  Again you will need their full name, date of birth, correspondence and residential address.  The rules for correspondence and residential addresses are the same as for directors

Distribution of shares – you will need to decide how many shares each shareholder has.  The easiest way would be for each shareholder to have 1 share worth 1.00GBP.  However this would be your choice.

Secretary – This is not a requirement, however some people do like to have a secretary to manage the company administration

PSC (Person with Significant Control) - This can be the same person as the Director and Shareholder and is usually the person which owns the company. This position could be known as Beneficial Owner 

5. Review and Check your company details

Once you have completed the online form, you will be able to review and check all the company details on our summary page.  Any changes you would like to make can be changed easily on this page.

6. Submit the company for Incorporation

Once you are happy you are able to submit the company details for the incorporation of your new company.  So sit back, relax and wait for your new company documents to be emailed to you.

We wish you all the best with your new company!