Company formation in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sussex, Edinburgh, Glasgow and in Belfast - no one provides corporate services to assist you to incorporate and manage your entities the way we do! Neither citizenship nor British residency are required for the UK company registration, or to create a new partnership, establish company limited by guarantee, or setting-up a public firm. You can register a private company across the Great Britain from any country in the world! Our fast incorporation service is simple and cheap - British, Scottish or Irish limited companies start up costs from £24.99 (including the government fee) & takes from 1 to 4 hours only!
New companies formation across England, Wales, Alba and Tuaisceart Éireann services provided by the London based authorised agent: start-up a new enterprise costs from only £24.99 for local customers & £119.49 for overseas consumers, and our national purchaser will get the free Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays or Lloyd's bank account. We support domestic and international clients, whatever the size!
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Starting a new enterprise online: the current private company registration in England, Wales, Scotland and North of Ireland deal is for customers who have a UK address and wish their enterprise to be registered straightforward and paper free. It features a free banking account referral.
At the time of your low cost limited company formation, we will deliver documents listed below to your e-mail:
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Establish a new firm: for those who require the basic limited company incorporation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and have a registered address, this opportunity is eligible for using a secured bank account application. Extra documentation being sent by email and post.
All company formations features included in the first option are also covered by this package, as well as:
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This opportunity is for customers who wish to receive all the benefits of online private company registration in England, Wales, Alba and Norlin Airlann, this package provides them with impressively bound set of documents.
This option benefits featuring in the first two incorporation deals are included in this offer, with the free postage of:
NEXT YEAR FEE FROM £75.00
Starting a new company with domiciled address: for British residents and expatriates, this UK company formation option has been designed especially with their needs in mind, providing a prestigious office address in London, or in Manchester or Sussex, when starting the corporation.
The package benefits mentioned in the first and second options are covered by this best deal, plus:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £105.00
For overseas residents, we offer a UK limited company registration, provision of a prestigious London registered address, as well as secretarial compliance for a total of 12 months.
The LTD company start up package includes the following items:
YEARLY CHARGE FROM £455.00
For offshore clients, we offer this exclusive company registration in UK package, including a nominee director, along with a domiciled address in London, with a bank account provided on request.
Everything in the first option is included, along with the following benefits such as:
YEARLY FEE FROM £455.00
The third limited company start-up in the UK option for overseas consumers includes all corporate documents verification by the apostille and public notary or solicitor authentication stamp.
The current package has all benefits described in the previous option, plus:
NEXT INSTALLMENT £650.00
This structure is for customers, who will get the UK trust set-up with two local trustees, plus a company registration and filing of confirmation statement at the end of the year.
The following benefits are included into this dual entity structure incorporation offer:
The difference between Companies House, our competitors and us is that Coddan provides our very own articles of association. When a company is sending for incorporation via our webpage then Companies House must manually check our memorandums and articles due to the fact that our article are our own tailor-made ones, this means, all directors and shareholders can rest assured that all information is correct on all documents and that their name appears on all share articles. Thus, when directors apply for banking accounts for their business they can be certain that they will not come across any problems, making the entire process smoother and more efficient.
Our consultants are ready to answer your questions regarding limited company formations, if you need an assistance with a company registrations, you can also speak to our consultants between 9.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates).
You may want to form a private corporation for the new or existing activities. UK company formation will protect and limit your liability for the possible debts, damages and obligations of the commerce.
The primary advantage of company registration 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 legal operations.
Anyone can open a firm. With some limitations, it is suitable for any field activity and any size of the organisation: 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 incorporation offers for everyone!
Of course, yes! You can convert from a sole trader to a private legal entity. English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish corporations can be establish for a new activity or converted from your current self-employed nature of trades. You might as well be able to keep your present trading name, if it's not in use by another legal firm.
Choosing to open an organisation may offer tax benefits and as well will allow more efficiency to your affairs if it is making £25,000 and over per year. When you are forming an enterprise, you also have more credibility and are personally liable for the debts of your activity.
If you do not want others to use the name of your organisation, opening of a private firm is the best way to keep it protected. Registration of a trademark will add additional piece of mind. Depending on your activities, you can consider local or international trademark protection. Feel free to contact us for more details about new LLC setting-up in the UK, EU and USA or a trademark setup.
We are charging £24.99 for starting a new company, and our charge includes the government legal fee. We are charging a bit different amount of money for other types of entity establishment. We charge £32.00 to form of an LLP and £39.49 to establish a non-profitable association, etc.
The process of a company creation is much faster and very straightforward if done with us. Our order form is easy to use, packages are tailored for different needs, and all provide complete set of legal documents; our support is here to assist and direct you throughout the whole procedure. We offer online company start-up, and our services are simple and truthful. We provide the registered office addresses in different locations, we supply the domiciled address and SAIL location for different types of legal enterprises in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sussex, Glasgow, Edinburgh and in Belfast.
Once your order received, we will check all the details submitted, making sure that the summary provided is correct, we will then submit the application to the Registrar via our own approved entities start-up software. Once the order received by the Government Registrar, they will process the information and establish your enterprise by issuing it with the incorporated number.
With us, if you apply for a guaranteed same-day company incorporation service, the time frame can be as little as 1 to 3 hours. The standard period can vary and depending on a workload of the Companies House, the new firm creation process can stretch up to eight working hours or even more before your order approved and the business number for your firm issued. Any order forms for the guaranteed same day service should be submit to us before 13:00 to ensure the new corporate body incorporated with the same working day.
The prices for our basic UK private company creation packages start from just £24.99 + VAT and that is including the government filing fee. Optional services are available upon request. Our charges to establish a company limited by shares in England, Wales, or Scotland are the same, except of the price for the provision of the domiciled addresses in Alba and Éire. If you have your own location in the county, and have rights to use it as your business address, we will not charge an additional fee for the new enterprise setting-up.
Once your association has been created, our corporate specialists will contact you via email, and send all relevant e-copies of legal papers immediately. The corporate venture will be ready to commence trading immediately.
Coddan is here to help, feel free to contact us after your firm established for any further assistance you may require, or should have any further questions regarding your new entity creation. Our team of professional consultants is available Mon-Fri 9.30am – 6pm.
There are no restrictions on the nationality and residency of the directors/shareholders of the corporations. Corporate stockholders allowed, however directors must be private civilians. Anybody who is 16 years and older can open a firm in England, Wales, Scotland and in Eire, 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 venture.
One natural person is needed to opening of an LLC. Corporate directors are not allowed and only national person can be appointed for the position of the director. Corporate shareholders allowed and their names listed for public records. Same person can act as director and shareholder. British corporations can have as many directors and stockholders as its required for the organisation.
Absolutely! Anyone living abroad can set-up an LLC in the United Kingdom. It is not necessary to reside or to come here to open an organisation with the limited liability. Apart of the legal address, the management and administration office of the entity can also base overseas. Located at central London Baker Street, Coddan' head office can help international customers with private companies set-up across the Great Britain, provision of legal location, opening of banking accounts and legalisation of documents by notary public and apostille stamp. We also offer legalisation of documents by the Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Embassy and Consulate.
You do not require a local director, neither yourself should be based in the for the process of a limited company formation here. Personal visit is not required for the new entity start-up process. A director and shareholder of the enterprise can be resident of any country in the world.
In the case, you provide your own director and shareholder for new British, Scottish or Irish private limited company start-ups; you will require providing their full names, nationalities, dates of birth, residential addresses. If a corporate stockholder to be appointing, the name and the location of the enterprise, as well as the name of the legal representative will need to be provided.
The facts about director, shareholder, a secretary (if appointed), and the person of significant control will be accessible from the open to public records of the government 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 public records. With us, you can apply for the service address for behalf of your entity' officers.
There are no restrictions on the number of organisations where the person can be appointed for the position of the director/secretary/shareholder. This applies for private, public and non-for profit organisations. You can create as many entities as you need.
Absolutely, you may create several corporations or as many as you is required for the purpose of your activities. The same applies for private corporations, non-for-profit entities, LLPs and limited partnerships. There are no restrictions on the number of the appointments.
If you have a website or a domain name, which you would like to use for your firm, we can submit it details as a part of your registered address with the Companies House. If you do not have a domain name yet, you can place an order with us, and we will buy a domain name for your firm behalf and complete it details as the part of your domiciled office location. Your customers and clients can do a simple name check of your firm with Companies House and see details of the website, which belongs to your organisation.
Although there is no legal requirement for your enterprise to have a seal, there may be circumstances when a legal stamp 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 legal seal (or, because Companies Act allows LLCs 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 British, Scottish, Welsh or Irish firm will be established 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 order must not contain any errors or omissions.
Same-day enterprise incorporation service based on Companies House's normal working hours. We cannot be responsible for delays caused due to the rejection of the application by the Registrar for any reason whatsoever.
The UK LTD company formation application is extremely simple, and should not take more than a few minutes to complete. If you need any assistance in filling out the application, please call us.
Choosing the name for your 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 organisation. If the corporate name is free, it can be used for a private company registration.
Unfortunately, if the name already exists on the index, the Companies House will not allow setting up of another legal entity with the same or too similar name. Make sure that you check the name for its availability before applying for a new limited company set-up.
For a new limited company set-up, you would require to nominate at least one director and one member. If minimum appointment requirements not met, the new entity submission will not be permit. Please bear in mind that same person can be appointed for the position of director/shareholder of an enterprise. Sole director/shareholder entity can be established.
At the time of the LLC start up, 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 firm, and entitlement for the participation in the distribution of the trading profit of the enterprise at the end of the financial year.
The standard share capital upon a new LTD company registration is usually at least £1.00, but can be far greater to take account of the number of stockholders and their individual control of the businesses. 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.
An enterprise can be opened 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 business 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 forms submission will be required and additional charge will apply.
With the standard company registration option, you can issue only one type of shares. However, during the completing the application, you can request to create and issue different types of shares upon a new private LTD company registration in the Great Britain.
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 standard model of the memorandum and articles as most of others registered agents. Our version of the memorandum and articles of association is very widely drawn, and is suitable for most types of legal activities.
If you want to have specifically drafted objects and clauses included in the memorandum and articles of association of your entity, 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 registration of your firm will be delay by between 24 and 48 hours. Please do not request a guaranteed same day company start-up if you also require a non-standard memorandum and articles of association.
We can set-up your organisation using your own memorandum and articles of association. All you need is to complete application order, and then e-mail us your own version of the memorandum and articles of association that you want to open your entity with. The added administration will slow the creation of your firm, so please do not request the guaranteed same-day start-up if you are supplying your own memorandum and articles of association.
Due to recent changes in legislation, it is mandatory for a company to provide the data about the person of significant control and level of control at registration. Dormant companies do not need to file report about the person with the significant control. To read more about the nature of non-trading companies, please check here. If you do not want to be name as the PSC, check our fourth private company registrations for worldwide patrons. If you do not wish to establish a "dormant" organisation, please get in touch with us by phone or email. Dormant LLPs and private companies do not need to file records about the person with the significant control.
Instantaneously. From the moment that you receive confirmation that your enterprise set-up has been approving, you will get the certificate with your enterprise number. It frequently takes about 1-4 hours.
Instantly. You may begin trading from the moment when your English, Scottish, Walsh, and Northern Irish enterprise assigned the incorporated number by the Companies Office. The complete new enterprise establishment 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 HMRC about your British, Scottish and Irish company start-ups. The tax office will in turn send you the letter with your unique tax reference number (UTR) and other summary explains your duties as a director.
Each year on the anniversary of your limited company's formation, 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.
Official Companies Office 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 location are processed free of charge when filed through the Government Office. Should you require assistance from an accountant with the preparation of your annual accounts and return, the cost is variable according to the workload and complexity of your return.
Once an application for the submission has reached Companies House, it cannot be withdrawn or recalled. If you decided to stop the corporation start-up process before questionnaire is submitted to the Government, you can cancel it. However, if the enterprise was established, but no longer needed, an application for a voluntary struck off will need to be made to the Secretary of State or via ourselves. Additional charges applies to dissolve your enterprise.
Within a week or two from your LTD company's creation, the HMRC will send you a welcome letter, which will contain your Unique Tax Reference (UTR). The letter will explain your new obligations and further steps required to complete submission of your entity for the corporation duties.
All registered businesses must apply for the corporation duties once it has started trading. The corporation tax submission needs to be done through the HMRC, and all limited entities are legally required to be applied for the corporate tax within three months of trading. Once created, the enterprise will be required to file its tax returns and pay the corporation obligation due on profits generated.
The unique tax reference number, also known as the UTR number is issued by the HMRC automatically to all businesses, once, the Secretary of State confirms its incorporation. The UTR is used to identify your entity at the HMRC when filing tax returns or registering for their online services. The UTR is issued within two weeks of forming a new enterprise, and is sent to the domiciled office address of the entity.
Construction industry scheme, also known as the CIS scheme 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 apply for the scheme through the HMRC using your corporate name, national insurance number and the UTR number.
Our free bank referral option designed only for UK customers, and this opportunity is not available for international consumers. If you are not UK resident, do not do business in the Great Britain, - you have zero chance to open an account here. Local banks do not open accounts for enterprises, LLPs and LPs, which owned and managed by non-British residents. For overseas clients we can offer banking accounts introduction with the various banks in EU, Switzerland or offshore. We can help with the local bank accounts only for our 4th package which especially prepared for the international consumers.
Many people know that they can register a new company with Companies House directly, but not many know about the potential disadvantages they face when working with the government business registrar. The main problem is that you set-up a new limited company with model articles, which does not suite small and mid-size businesses.
When you establish a new corporation limited by shares, you will get only the certificate of incorporation and model articles, but you cannot obtain any further legal required documentation. All directors need to be aware that they are obligated to keep at least nine different registers, including a book of the persons with significant control. Acting as business formation agent for years, we want to assure you, that with us, you will get tailor-made articles of association, all registers that are required by law and the shares certificates, which are also required as per the Companies Act.
Did you know that the model articles do not obtain any information about who is/are the shareholder/s? The model articles do not have any information about the share capital, how many shares entity issued, how and between whom the shares were distributed. When you would like to open a corporate account, the bank needs to know your structure, how will you be able to confirm who are the shareholders, and confirm any details of the capital structure, if such information does not exist within your model articles? In addition, with the model articles, you cannot open a company with alternative share capital and you can register your organisation with only one type of shares, so it is worth looking into tailor-made options such as ours to avoid such situations in the near future.
Decades ago, most people incorporated their entities by using solicitors or accountants who gave proper advice before set-up a new organisation. How many people are reading the constitutional documents these days? Now, anyone can establish a new firm online and they do not think it necessary to take advice from anybody, and this creates many problematic issues. Everyone knows that they can establish a sole director company, but how many know that based on the model articles your company limited by shares must have two directors for the quorum? If two directors are required, that illuminates the possibility to run a business as a sole director.
There many entities, which are running, by sole directors, who are managing their firms alone, without the former legally required secretaries. Such directors are now executing documents, signing contracts, etc. However, the question rose of how many people are aware that two different signatories are in fact required when executing documents on a company's behalf? All-important director's decisions must be adopted during the directors meeting, and for the quorum, you must have two directors. If the director has direct or indirect interests in any particular transaction, then the director is unable to vote during the meeting.
Many people are choosing to form a private company limited by shares, because this structure gives them the limited liability protection. This is true, shareholders liabilities are limited, but the directors can be personally liable for their actions. Directors must act in accordance with the corporate governance, which describe the duties, responsibilities and obligations. In legal terms, the director and shareholder are two separate bodies, if you are acting as the sole director and sole shareholder, your duties and liabilities are different for each body. Can you get such advice about this matter from the Companies House phone line? Unfortunately, not.
The short answer is no. The certificate of incorporation is like the birth certificate and the articles are the constitution of your entity. Your stockholders must receive the certificates of shares, and nine different registers must be kept at your registered address, including your financial records, such as annual accounts, VAT returns and the copies of your invoices at all times. You cannot obtain these required legal documents from Companies House, but you can get them by using one of our packages.
Yes, based on the model articles, two signatures are always required - from two directors, a director and a secretary or a director and the witness. Your organisation can adopt the common seal by a special director's resolution to avoid the necessity of having to sign documents by two people from your side. Sole directors can attest his or her signature by a common seal.
Many people know that the appointment of a secretary is not required and only one person can register a new company. You know that you do not need a secretary, but are you aware that in his or her absence, secretarial responsibility laid on the director? Do you know that the company must keep all notices of meetings, members' resolutions and minutes of all proceedings? Do you, as a director alone, have enough knowledge base about corporate law? The key role of a secretary is in the identification of governance issues, and the application of governance rules and principles in practice. Comparison of the governance role of the secretary and the role of the company lawyer.
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With four standard packages for local residents and the same amount for non-British based clients, we have a limited company registration package for every occasion. Check the table for a full comparison of our start-up packages and to see which one best serves your needs.
This table covers formation of ventures limited by shares, but if you want to open a limited liability partnership or starting a society limited by guarantees, then, we can assist with different types of entities registrations too.
Can you name your organisation without of preliminary check?
You should use our corporate name-checking facility prior you provide a legal name in our online questionnaire. If desired name is already in use by another organisation 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 data to be provided at the time of your corporate formation.
Your legal address (domiciled address) services.
To open a UK LLC entity, you need to provide us a valid address with the postcode which you want to use as your legal address. There are certain numbers 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 offers the chance to use a selection of addresses across the United Kingdom, which can be use for the purpose of business address, and our domicile address will be shown for the official records. Our addresses can be use as directors and shareholders service address as well. If you need, we can also provide a SAIL address for your firm.
You need to provide us details of your appointees.
To create a legal entity 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, or one of your other entity. In the case if you are not familiar with the legal liabilities and responsibilities, you should appoint a corporate secretary. Be aware, though, that the Companies Act 2006 states that the Companies Registrar must be inform 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 trading activity.
Upon completing our application, you need to pay for the order. Once you submit the questionnaire, a pro-forma invoice will be send by an email to you. Our invoice includes all required details for you to make a payment.
You have different options to pay for the order: 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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