Register a company limited by shares online: provision of registration of limited companies in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sussex, Edinburgh, Glasgow and in Belfast - no one provides corporate legal services to assist you to incorporate and manage your business entities the way we do! Neither UK citizenship nor British residency are required for establishing a private company limited by shares, or open a new partnership, non-profit company or a public company in the United Kingdom. You can create a company limited by shares from any country in the world! Our fast incorporation service is simple and cheap – British, Scottish or Irish company formation costs from £24.99 & takes from 1 to 6 hours only!
New limited company formation across the Great Britain services provided by the London based Coddan companies formation agency: start-up a new limited company from only £24.99 for regional customers & £119.49 for overseas consumers, and get the free Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays or Lloyd's business banking account; we support local and international businesses, whatever the size!
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Register a new private company online: the current limited company registration in England, Wales, Scotland and North of Ireland deal is for customers who have a UK address and wish their limited company to be registered straightforward and paper free. It features a free business bank account referral.
At the time of your private company formation, we will deliver documents listed below to your e-mail address:
NO CLOUDED CHARGES
Establish a limited company: for those who require the basic limited company registration in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and have a registered address, this private company formation is eligible for using a secured bank account application. Extra documentation being sent by email and post.
All features included in the first option are also covered by this private company incorporation, as well as:
NO INVISIBLE FEES
Limited company formations: for customers who wish to receive all the benefits of online private company registration in London, Belfast or Edinburgh, etc., this package provides them with impressively bound set of documents.
This company limited by shares registration benefits featuring in the first two incorporation deals are included in this offer, with the free postage of:
YEARLY CHARGE £75.00
Limited company formation with registered address: for UK residents and expatriates, this private company registration option has been designed especially with their needs in mind, providing a prestigious London office address when registering the company.
The British private company limited by shares registration benefits mentioned in the first and second options are covered by this venture formation deal, plus:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £105.00
For non-UK residents, we offer a limited company registration, provision of a prestigious London legal address upon a new company formation, as well as secretarial compliance for a total of 12 months.
The LTD company establishment package includes the following items:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £455.00
For overseas clients, we offer this exclusive limited companies formation package, including a nominee director, along with a registered London office address, with a bank account provided on request.
Everything in the first option is included, along with limited company registrations benefits such as:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £605.00
This private company registration package for international consumers, is one of the most in demand options, offering a registered London address (120 Baker Street), as well as a nominee shareholder as an optional add-on to a nominee director.
Everything in the second option is included in this British LTD company formation package, as well as these enhancements:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £605.00
The last limited company registration in UK option for overseas consumers include all corporate documents verification by the apostille and public notary or solicitor authentication stamp.
The current private company incorporation package has all benefits described in the previous company creation option, plus:
You may want to register a private company for the new or existing business. Formation of a limited company will protect and limit your liability for the possible debts, damages and obligations of the business.
The primary advantage of starting of a company limited by shares is minimisation of shareholder’s personal liabilities for debts of the business. It also offers tax advantages, secures the name and adds credibility to your business.
Anyone can establish a private company. With some limitations its suitable for any business activity and any size of the business: small private to vast multinationals; for-profit enterprises, as well as philanthropic and charitable ideas, self-employed and sole traders. on top of this page you may find companies incorporation offers for everyone!
Of course, yes! You can convert from a sole trader to a private company. English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish limited companies can be registered for a new business or converted from your current self-employed activity. You might as well be able to keep your present business name, if it’s not in use by another registered limited company.
Choosing to start up a limited company may offer tax benefits and as well will allow more efficiency to your business if it is making £25,000 and over per year. When you are creating a limited company you also have more credibility and is personally liable for the debts of your business.
If you do not want others to use the name of your business, start up of a limited company is the best way to keep it protected. Registration of a trademark will add additional piece of mind. Depending on your business, you can consider local or international registration. Feel free to contact us for more information about new business incorporation in UK, EU and USA.
We are charging £24.99 for a new private limited company formation, and our charge includes the government legal fee. We are charging a bit different amount of money for other types of business entity establishment. We charge £32.00 to setting-up of an LLP and £39.49 to establish a company limited by guarantee, etc.
The process of a limited company formation is much faster and very straightforward if done with Coddan. Our online incorporation form is easy to use, packages are tailored for different needs, and all provide complete set of corporate documents; our support is here to assist and direct you throughout the whole procedure. We offer online business set-up, and our services are simple and straightforward. We provide you a registered office address in different locations - we supply the legal address and SAIL address for different types of legal entities in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sussex, Glasgow, Edinburgh and in Belfast.
Once your business incorporation order is received, we will check all the details submitted, making sure that the information provided is correct, we will then submit the application to the Companies House via our own approved online business set-up software. Once the application is received by the Registry, they will process the information and register your limited company by issuing it with the registration number.
With Coddan, if you apply for a guaranteed same-day service, the time frame to establish a private limited company can be as little as 1 to 3 hours. The standard time frame can vary and depending on a workload of the Companies House, company limited by shares start-up process can stretch to up to 8 working hours or even more before your application is approved and registration number for your company is issued. Any application for the guaranteed same-day service should be submitted to Coddan before 13:00 to ensure the new business registration with the same working day.
The prices for our basic private limited company set up packages start from just £24.99 + VAT and that is including government filing fee. Additional services are available upon request. Our fees to incorporate a company in England, Wales, or Scotland are the same, except of the price for the provision of the registered address in Alba and Éire. If you have your own address in the county, city or country of incorporation, we will not charge an additional fee for the new business incorporation.
Once your limited company has been registered, our business start-up team will contact you via email, and send all relevant e-copies of corporate papers immediately. The company will be ready to commence trading immediately.
There are no restrictions on the nationality and residency of the directors/shareholders of the private companies. Corporate shareholders are allowed, however directors must be private individuals. Anybody who is 16 years and older can open a private company in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and can act at a director. However, if you have been disqualified or declared a bankrupt, you will not be allowed to serve as a director of the limited company registered in the Great Britain.
One natural person is needed to create a limited company. Corporate directors are not allowed and only national person can be appointed for the position of the director. Corporate shareholders are allowed and their names are listed for public records. Same person can act as director and shareholder. Company limited by shares can have as many directors and shareholders as its required for the business.
Absolutely! Anyone living abroad can form a private company in the UK. It is not necessary to reside in the United Kingdom or to come here to create a limited company. Apart of the registered office address, the management and administration office of the private company can also be based overseas. Located at central London Baker Street, Coddan' head office can help international customers with establishment of new companies across the United Kingdom, provision of registered address, opening of business bank accounts and legalisation of documents by notary public and apostille stamp.
You do not require a local director, neither yourself should be based in the for the process of a limited company start up here. Personal visit is not required for the new business registration process. A director and shareholder of the company can be resident of any country in the world.
In the case, you provide your own director and shareholder for a new private company establishment; you will require providing their full names, nationalities, dates of birth, residential addresses. If a corporate shareholder to be appointed, the name and the address of the business, as well as the name of the legal representative will need to be provided.
The information about director, shareholder, a secretary (if appointed), and the person of significant control will be accessible from the open to public records of the Companies House website. The date of birth will appear in a month and year format only. If not opted for the service address, the personal address will also be visible from open records of public register.
There are no restrictions on the number of companies where person can be appointed for the position of the director/secretary/shareholder. This applies for private limited, public limited and non-for profit companies. You can incorporate as many companies as you need.
Absolutely, you may set-up several private companies or as many as you is required for the purpose of your business(es).The same applies for private companies, non-for-profit entities, LLPs and limited partnerships. There are no restrictions on the number of the appointments.
If you have a website or already registered domain name, which you would like to use for your private limited company, we can submit it details as a part of your registered office address with the Companies House. If you do not have a domain name yet, you can place an order with us, and we will register a domain name for your company behalf and complete it details as the part of your registered office address. Your customers and clients can do a simple name check of your company with Companies House and see details of the website, which belongs to your limited company.
Although there is no legal requirement for your limited company to have a seal, there may be circumstances when a seal is required. Although many contracts require only a signature, possibly witnessed, some require the authority of the attachment of the seal to the document.
Generally, any contract which must be evidenced by a Deed will require the attachment of the limited company seal (or, because Companies Act allows companies to dispense with the use of their seal, by being signed "as a Deed" by two directors or a director and the secretary, or, by a director and a witness).
This service guarantees that your limited company will be registered on the same day that your order and payment are received. In order for you to use this service, you must place your order before 1:30 p.m. (London time) on a working day, and your application form must not contain any errors or omissions.
Same-day formation service based on Companies House's normal working hours. We cannot be responsible for delays caused due to the rejection of the application by Companies House for any reason whatsoever.
The limited company limited by shares application form is extremely simple and should not take more than a few minutes to complete.
Choosing the name for your business venture is the most difficult process. Once you settled on few options, you can use our name verification device to check whether it is available or it is being utilised by another organization. If the company name is free, it can be used for a limited company by shares start up.
Unfortunately, if the name already exists on the Companies House index, the Registrar will not allow setting up of another private limited company with the same or too similar name. Make sure that you check the name for its availability before applying for a new company limited by shares formation.
For a new private company start-up, you would require to nominate at least one director and one shareholder. If minimum appointments requirements are not met, incorporation will not be permitted. Please bear in mind that same person can be appointed for the position of director/shareholder of a company limited by shares. Sole director/shareholder of a company limited by shares can be registered.
At the time of the limited company creation, the shareholders must subscribe to a minimum of one share each. Each issued share represents the current percentage of the ownership and control of the limited company and entitlement for the participation in the distribution of the trading profit of the private limited company at the end of the financial year.
The standard share capital upon a new private company start up is usually at least £1.00, but can be far greater to take account of the number of shareholders and their individual control of the limited company. If you choose the standard share capital option, we shall proceed on the basis that there is only one class of ordinary shares of £1.00 and they are to be fully paid up.
A private limited company can be formed with the share capital that is greater than the amount it needs as initial working capital. When applying for the alternative share capital at the time of your company establishment, please make sure that the value per share is not less than £1.00. If you wish to have a value per share less than £1.00 (for example 10p. or 1p.) a paper limited company start-up will be required and additional charge will apply.
With the standard private company establishment option, you can issue only one type of shares. However, during the completing our application form you can request to create and issue different types of shares.
Coddan' drafted special memorandum and articles of association, which can be used not only in the UK; our version of the memorandum and articles of association will be very useful and accepted in other overseas countries. We do not use the Companies House' standard model of the memorandum and articles as most of others companies registered agents. Our version of the memorandum and articles of association is very widely drawn, and is suitable for most types of business.
If you want to have specifically drafted objects and clauses included in the memorandum and articles of association of your company, simply send them to us, and we will include them into your constitutional documents. If you request a non-standard memorandum and articles of association, the setting up of your limited company will be delayed by between 24 and 48 hours. Please do not request a guaranteed same-day company formation if you also require a non-standard memorandum and articles of association.
We can set-up your limited company using your own memorandum and articles of association. All you need is to complete one of our application order, and then e-mail us your own version of the memorandum and articles of association that you want to incorporate your limited company with. The added administration will slow the registration of your limited company, so please do not request the guaranteed same-day registration if you are supplying your own memorandum and articles of association.
Instantaneously. From the moment that you receive confirmation that your company registration in UK has been approved, you will get the certificate with your company registration number. It frequently takes about 1-4 hours.
Instantly. You may begin trading from the moment when your English, Scottish, Walsh, and Norther Irish limited company assigned the registration number by the Companies Registrar. The complete new company registration process takes between 1 to 8 hours – depending on the type of your application and workload of the Registry.
No, this will not be necessary. The Registrar of companies will notify the tax office about your British, Scottish and Irish company registration. The tax office will in turn send you the letter with your unique tax reference number (UTR) and other information explain your duties as alimited company director.
Each year on the anniversary of your limited company's registration you require to submit annual return (now called a confirmation statement). Within 9 month after the end of your financial year, the annual accounts and tax return will be due for filing as well.
Companies House only charges for the filing of the confirmation statement, current fee is £13, other filings such as annual accounts, changes in the details of the directors/secretaries, registered office address are processed free of charge when filed through Companies House. Should you require assistance from an accountant with the preparation of your annual accounts and tax return, the cost is variable according to the workload and complexity of your return.
Once an application for the limited company registration has reached Registrar of Companies, it cannot be withdrawn or recalled. If you decided to stop the private company registration process before application is submitted to the Companies house, you can cancel it. However, if the limited company was registered, but no longer needed, an application for a voluntary struck off will need to be made to the Companies House or via ourselves. Additional fee applies to dissolve your private company.
Within a week or two from your limited company's registration, the tax office will send you a welcome letter, which will contain your private company's Unique Tax Reference (UTR). The letter will explain your new obligations as a business and further steps required to complete registration of your limited company for the corporation tax.
All private companies must register for the corporation tax once it has started trading. The corporation tax registration is done through the HMRC, and all limited companies are legally required to be registered for the corporate tax within three months of trading. Once established, the limited company will be required to file it's tax returns and pay the corporation tax due on profits generated.
The unique tax reference number, also known as the UTR number is issued by the HMRC automatically to all companies, once, the Companies House confirms its incorporation. The UTR is used to identify your private company at the tax office when filing tax returns or registering for their online services. The UTR is issued within two weeks of registering of a new limited company, and is sent to the registered office address of the business entity.
Construction industry scheme, also known as the CIS scheme is designed for businesses and sole traders who work for a contractor, whereby under the scheme the contractors are required to deduct 20% of your payment and pass it on to the HMRC. You can register for the scheme through the HMRC using your business name, national insurance number and the UTR number.
All limited companies registered in the Great Britain are subject to a 20% tax rate on all profits generated. If the company exceeds a taxable turnover of £83,000 it will need to apply for a VAT registration. Voluntary VAT registration also available for private companies with lower turnover. Once a private limited company is VAT registered, it must the pay the VAT and submit quarterly VAT returns.
Personal Income tax is charged for the directors who are UK based and have the NI numbers receive an income above £11,000 per year, Class 2 NIC (National Insurance Contributions) of £2.80 per week is charged on earning above £5,965; and Class 4 at 9% on annual income over £8,060. All company' shareholders (which are UK residents) are subject to dividend tax if their income is over £5,000. The current rate is 7.5% for basic rate tax payers; rate of 32.5% is applied to higher rate tax payers, and 3rd rate of 38.1% is applied for additional rate taxpayers.
By paying yourself a combination of salary and dividends, you are more likely to save money by setting-up a private limited company with income above £25,000.
Once your company is registered you will receive a letter from the HMRC detailing your obligations and reporting requirements. As soon as your company is established with the companies house, HMRC will register it for a corporation tax. You may also need to register for the VAT if certain conditions are met and your taxable turnover exceeds £83,000. Should you decide to set a wages for directors, you will need to register for PAY AS YOU EARN. UK based directors and shareholders will need to register for a self-assessment to declare any additional personal income.
If the companies' taxable turnover exceeds £83,000, you will need to apply for a VAT registration. Voluntary registration is available for companies with turnover is lower than specified threshold. Coddan offers assistance with the VAT registration and submission of quarterly VAT returns for local and international clients.
Pay As You Earn (PAYE) required only if the limited company employs staff or the directors receive a salary. This scheme is used by the tax office to charge income tax and NI contributions (where applicable) for UK based employees of the company. If your employees based outside of the UK and you do not have any one who works in the United Kingdom, then, you do not need to register for the PAYE.
There is no legal obligation to hire an accountant when you register a private limited company, you can keep books by yourself and file your accounts, however it is advisable you hire a professional to file your annual accounts as it may save you money and time. Our company is offering bookkeeping and accounting solutions for our current and the new customers.
You do not need to appoint accountant after private company registration, unless your business is very complicated and requires day-to-day bookkeeping. You can engage service of an accountancy firm once a year at the end of your financial period. Coddan will be happy to assist you with preparation of your annual accounts and tax return.
Coddan offers various "package" deals which cover range of services. We also have offers suitable for those who want to establish a company limited by shares with bookkeeping and accounting service. All our packages are tailored to suit any client needs.
Any limited company which is established in the UK is considered a tax resident for the purpose of the corporation tax and must file annual accounts and tax return in the UK reflecting its full financial activity. Financially active company (even which does not trade in the UK) cannot file dormant accounts.
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With four standard limited company registration packages for UK residents and the same amount for non-UK based clients, we have a private company registration package for every occasion. Check the table for a full comparison of our incorporation packages and to see which one best serves your needs.
This table covers formation of companies limited by shares, but if you want to register a limited liability partnership or form a company limited by guarantees, then, we can assist with our business types registrations too.
Can you name your company without of preliminary check?
You should use our company's name-checking facility prior you provide a business name in our online company registration application. If desired name is already in use by another company or a partnership, you must provide an alternative name, you can try and use additional words to distinguish the name, but it’s not always allowed by the Companies House.
You should bear in mind that there are several restricted words, such as "Bank", "Insurance", etc., which require an approval from the relevant government body before you can use it for an incorporation. There are also several sensitive words and expressions, which would require additional supporting information to be provided at the time of your limited company's formation.
Your company legal address (registered address) services.
To register a limited company, you need to provide us a valid address with the postcode which you want to use as your legal address. There are certain number of customers who do not wish or cannot use their private addresses as the business location. It may be that they want to protect their privacy, or just look more professional.
Coddan Formations Agent offers the chance to use a selection of business address across the UK, which can be used for the purpose of business address, and our domicile address will be shown for the official records. Our addresses can be used as directors and shareholders service address as well. If you need, we can also provide a SAIL address for your limited company formation.
You need to provide us details of your appointees.
To register a limited company you need to appoint as a minimum of one director, who must be the private individual, and at least one shareholder, who can be you, our one of your companies. In the case if you are not familiar with the company legal liabilities and responsibilities, you should appoint a company secretary. Be aware, though, that the Companies Act 2006 states that the Companies Registrar must be informed of the directors' residential address. A residential address can be used as a service address and many directors do just that.
If you do not use your residential address, Companies House requires the alternative service address. This is the address that features on the public record, so many clients prefer to take up our legal business address service and use, for instance, Baker Street, London, as the official base for their business.
Upon completing our registration form, you need to pay for the order. Once you submit the application form, a pro-forma invoice will be emailed to you. Our invoice includes all required details for you to make a payment.
You have different options to pay for the private company formation: by credit or debit card, cash, postal order, or by cheque. You can arrange a bank transfer to our account; we also accept the payments via Money Gram and Western Union. If you prefer, you can also pay us via the PayPal.
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