Limited Company Formation
A Limited by Shares Company, most commonly known as a Limited Company is our most popular type of UK Incorporation. This type of company is a legal entity which exist separately from its owners. As the company is a separate legal entity from the people running the company they will not be responsible for the company’s debts.
Our comprehensive packages for Limited Company formations are shown below. If any of the packages do not suit your requirements, please contact us and we can tailor make a package to suit your specific requirements.
Reserve Name The simple and easy way to reserve / protect a company name£13.50Buy now >
E-Mail Package The standard package, providing all legal documents by email.£27.95Buy now >
Premium Package The standard package printed in a hard copy format.£44.95Buy now >
Privacy Package Privacy protection for you, using our address as the director's correspondence & Registered Office address.£119.00Buy now >
Business Package The complete professional package, including our Registered Office, nominee Secretary & Fraud Protection.£149.00Buy now >
Non-Resident Package Especially tailored for non-residents incorporating a company in the UK. Includes all the required addresses, services & VAT registration for you to legally start a business in the UK.£159.00Buy now >
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|Fast Online Formation - No Paper Work and No Signatures It’s quick and easy to complete our online application, it takes approximately 3-4 minutes. Your company should be ready to trade in 3 hours, our quickest time is 6 minutes (subject to Companies House).|
|Government Registration Fees Companies House Registration Fees are included in all of our packages and prices. There are no hidden extras.|
|Emailed Copy of Certificate of Incorporation A PDF version of your Certificate of Incorporation. This is an official document which confirms your company name and company number.|
|Ready to Trade Company As soon as your application has been approved by Companies House, your new limited company will be ready to trade.|
|Free UK Bank Account Referral A Free Referral to a UK Bank for UK Residents only|
|Accountant Referral for Individual clients We will refer you to an Accountant to help you with your tax and accounting questions. Individual clients only|
|Free Google Adwords Voucher for Individual clients (worth £75) We are delighted to offer you an Adwords voucher of up to £75, when you spend £25.00 with Google|
|All Official Company Documents emailed to you Once your company has been formed we will email you a completed set of your new official company register documents and share certificate.|
|Free Online Company Manager Our Company Manager is linked directly to Companies House. You can view your live company details and make live changes to your company.|
|Emailed copy of Memorandum of Association A PDF version of your Memorandum. This is a statement which shows the subscribers intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.|
|Emailed copy of Articles of Association A PDF version of your Articles of Association. The Articles are basically the rules of your company, outline the Director’s responsibilities and provide information on the type of business.|
|Emailed Copy of Share Certificate(s) An electronic version of your Share Certificate. This is a legal document which confirms the ownership of the Shares within your company.|
|Emailed Copy of Company Register with first entries An electronic version of your Company Register fully completed with the first entries from your company registration.|
|Emailed Copy of the Minutes of First Board Meeting An electronic version of a suggested initial board meeting where the initial resolutions for your company were passed.|
|Web Code to make future changes to your company For added security to your company. This code is unique to your company, and can be used to make electronic changes. Not many Company Formation Agents provide this service.|
|Emailed Reminders We will email you to remind you when your accounts and confirmation statement are due, to ensure you will never be late|
|Laminated Certificate of Incorporation The Certificate of Incorporation is an essential document that confirms your company exists. It is recommended that you have a printed version of this certificate which we can laminate.|
|Bound Company Register Includes your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Minutes of First Board Meeting, Company Register with First Entries and Share Certificate printed and professionally bound together.|
|Laminated Memorandum of Association The Memorandum of Association outlines the subscriber’s intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a hard copy of this document.|
|Printed Certificate of Incorporation (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Certificate of Incorporation. This is an official document which confirms your company name and company number.|
|Printed Share Certificate(s) (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Share Certificate. This is a legal document which confirms the ownership of the shares within your company.|
|Printed Memorandum of Association (included in Bound Register) A printed copy of your Memorandum. This is a statement which shows the subscribers intention to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.|
|Printed Articles of Association A printed copy of your Articles of Association. The Articles are basically the rules of your company, outline the Director’s responsibilities and provide information on the type of business.|
|Registered Office Official Letters (Companies House and HMRC) Wood Green, London This provides your company with a Registered Address located in London, the capital city of the UK. Your address will be protected as our address will appear on public records.|
|London Correspondence Address for 1 Director The Correspondence Address is the address show on public records for the officers within your company. This will prevent your private address from being displayed on the Public Records|
|Fraud Protection The Fraud Protection service helps protect your company from Fraudsters. This stops most paper documents from being filed for your company, forms can be filed electronically using your unique code.|
|Prestigous London Registered Office Official Letters (Companies House and HMRC) Regent Street, London This provides your company with a Prestigous Registered Address located in London, the capital city of the UK. Your address will be protected as our address will appear on public records.|
|Nominee Secretary Service Protect your identity, CFS will be appointed as Nominee Secretary of your company.|
|VAT Registration Assistance with obtaining a unique VAT Number for your company It is optional to apply for VAT. However, if your taxable supplies exceed £81,000 in 1 year, you must register for VAT|
Why register a Limited Company?
A Limited Company is the most popular type of company formation in the UK. It is a business structure where the Directors or Shareholders have their liability limited to the contributions which they have made or invested in the company. A Limited Company can be formed by anyone going into business to make a profit. All details are entered easily online and there is no requirement for original signatures.
Limited Company explained
- A Limited Company is the most popular incorporation in the UK because of its simple and flexible business structure.
- This type of company is required to have a Shareholder and Director, the Shareholders can also be known as the owners of the company.
- A Limited Company has shareholders who are allocated shares.
- A confirmation statement and accounts must be filed each year.
- All shares within a Limited Company must be allocated to the Shareholders.
- If one member of the company should pull out of the company, the company can still function unlike other types of companies.
- The company name is protected after registration. No other company is legally permitted to trade under the same company name in the UK.
Officers in the Company
You can register a Limited Company with just one person acting as the director and shareholder of the company. The directors are responsible for the day to day running of the company. The extent of their responsibilities are outlined in the Articles of Association.
You are able to appoint corporate officers to a Limited Company, however; you cannot just have corporate officers, an individual director must also be appointed.
You are able to appoint a secretary to a Limited Company, although a secretary is no longer a requirement.
Once all company information has been submitted to the company registrar, a Limited Company formation usually takes within 3 to 24 hours (dependent on the company registrar) and is then ready to trade. However; we have previously incorporated a company in 6 minutes.
Requirements for a Limited Company formation
- The company name must end with either ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’.
- The Registered Office Address must be located in the UK. CFS can supply an address if required.
- A Minimum of 1 Individual Director and 1 Shareholder must be appointed (they can be the same person.)
- The Officers can be of any nationality and reside anywhere in the world.
- Name and Address of the Director and Subscriber/Member. The directors’ and subscribers’ personal address is hidden from public record.
- The minimum Share Capital is £0.01
- There is no maximum Share Capital.
- Minimum number of shares which must be issued is 1.
- All company shares must be issued to a Shareholder
Why use CFS for your Limited Company?
We are highly experienced in setting up Limited Companies and our UK business start-up team are there to help you with your formation, from start to finish.
At CFS we have the ability to form your Limited Company electronically, eliminating the need to sign and complete any paperwork.
All details are entered online, before placing your order. Before you submit and pay for your company, you are able to review all company details you have provided. From here you can also amend anything, if necessary. Once your company has been incorporated you will receive your Certificate of Incorporation and Share Certificate(s) confirming the existence of your company plus many other fully completed documents in your Company Register.
Our standard package includes all the documents you need legally to start trading with your company. This is quite unique as most companies charge extra for providing a company register, share certificates, minutes of the first meeting etc.
We have the software which allows you to adopt/upload your own specific Articles of Association to your company, free of charge or alternatively you can use the model articles we provide.