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Coddan CPM Ltd. – Company Registration Agent in the UK
Top Quality & Simple Company Formation Packages for British Professional Clients

U.K. Professional Clients

Best Value & Low-Priced Company Formation Packages for Private UK Based Clients

U.K. Private Customers

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Setup and Filing UK Business Formation Non Profit Companies Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee

Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee

If you need assistance in registering a charitable company in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, you came to the right place. At Coddan, we will guide you every step in the way of your charitable entity formation quickly and cost effectively. If you need to establish a charitable association, and need to have a registered address for your charity enterprise, we can provide you a domiciled office address in London, or in Scotland in the city of Edinburgh, or in North of Ireland - in the city of Belfast. We can also provide you a nominee secretary upon establishment of your charitable organisation.

If you've any enquiry then please get in touch with us! Mail: info@coddan.co.uk. We aim to reply to all emails within 24 hours. If you are rushing please feel free to call us between 9.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates) and chat further.

Formation of charitable companies for UK customers



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This charitable company registration with Barclays, Lloyds, RBS business bank account is for customers, who have an address in the Great Britain, & want to keep the charitable entity formation simple, and paper free.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the starting-up of a charitable company:



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This charitable company formation with the bank account is for people who already have a registered address & require the basic charitable association establishment plus additional documentation provided by e-mail and send by post.

This charitable entity creation offer includes everything mentioned in the first incorporation option, plus:



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This package is for customers who want all the traditional trappings of a charitable company incorporation online with the impressive bound documents.

This offer includes all charitable company establishment benefits cited in the previous options, plus free delivery of:



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This charitable entity start up package is especially for expatriates & UK residents, who are requiring open a charitable organisation with a registered office address in London.

This charitable organisation creation offer includes all charitable firm startup benefits mentioned in the the second options, with the addition of:

A charitable organisation start-up for worldwide clients



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This UK charitable company startup package is for clients, who are requiring registering a charitable association with a prestige domiciled address in London & secretarial compliance.

The following items are included into this charitable organisation start up package:



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This Scottish charitable company formation package is for clients, who are requiring opening a charitable association with a prestige domiciled address in Scotland & secretarial compliance.

The following items are included into this charitable organisation creation package:



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This Northern Irish charitable company establishment package is for clients, who are requiring forming a charitable association with a prestige domiciled address in North of Ireland & secretarial compliance.

The following items are included into this charitable organisation incorporation package:



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This British charitable company establishment package is for clients, who are requiring starting a charitable association with a prestige domiciled address in Liverpool & secretarial compliance.

The following items are included into this charitable organisation registration package:

Register a charitable company in England, Wales, Alba and Norlin Airlann

About the charitable company company formation: you will need to inform us of all of the objectives of your proposed charitable enterprise; these will then be detailed in the company's memorandum and articles that will be sent to you when the process is complete. You must bear in mind that the rules state that none of the trustees of the charity are allowed to personally benefit from its operations, and the charity must inform the public about what they do.

A charity's trustees can receive payments in some circumstances, but approval must first be sought from the Charity Commission. Furthermore, all of the work a charitable company does has to be charity; that is, it cannot carry out work that is business-oriented. Charities are also not permitted to be political or to engage in protests against government policies in the UK.

How to register a charitable association across the United Kingdom: the charitable companies are bound under the same filing rules as commercial organisations and have to file accounts and reports with the authorities and on time. At Coddan, we take the hassle out of charitable companies registration, allowing you to establish a charitable organisation in England, Wales, Scotland and North of Ireland with relative ease. Just fill out our online charitable association registration in London, Edinburgh or Belfast application form, and we will do the rest. We have four types of charitable companies startup packages that are suitable for various circumstances. Unless approval for your charitable firm's name is required by the Charity Commission, we can usually have your new charitable organisations registered in a day.

Setting-up of a charitable company with bank account: talk to us today and find out how we can help you to have your charitable company set-up in no time. Our seasoned charitable company formation advisors are available to offer you initial advice and guide you right through the process of incorporating your own charity across the United Kingdom.


Benefits of a charitable orhganisation start-up in the United Kingdom 

Setting Up a Charitable Company

Opening of your own charitable corporation can involve more steps than commercial entities, and to ensure the process is properly handled, choose the experts in charitable company establishment. At Coddan, we can swiftly deal with all the extra oversight requirements in setting-up of your charitable company, including seeking approval in some instances from the Charity Commission. Our fees are highly competitive, and after the charitable corporation is registered, you'll get all of the official paperwork for your files. Our professional business consultants are available to offer initial advice as well as guiding you through the entire startup process across the Great Britain. Call us today and get your Scottish, Irish or English charitable organisation incorporated under way. If you need an assistance with a charitable firm establishment, you can also speak to our business advisors between 9.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + (0) 207.935.5171 or + (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates).

Charitable entities formation across the UK

Charity Company

If you're currently running a not for profit organisation, it might be worth considering becoming a charitable company. Charitable company registration is incredibly easy with Coddan, and there are a number of advantages to becoming a charity.

Charities attract a lot of public recognition on account of being beneficial for society. The good work performed by charities puts them in a position of public trust, and this in turn can help with fundraising efforts. Charitable organisations are more likely to receive funding from both public and private bodies. As a matter of fact, certain funding sources and grants are available only to organisations with recognised charitable status.

Assets within charitable companies are locked, meaning they cannot be put to use for anything other than growing the company or other charitable objectives. Charity assets cannot be used for private benefit.

Tax relief for charities: perhaps one of the most attractive reasons to consider charitable company creation via Coddan is the variety of tax relief on offer. Charities are exempt from paying corporation on any profits made during the course of charitable provision (which, for a charity is the primary trading purpose).

Business rates are also drastically lower for charitable organisations – there is an 80% mandatory and 20% discretionary relief meaning that many charities effectively pay no business rates whatsoever. As a charitable organisation, Individual donations to the business are applicable for Gift Aid relief and you can expect to recoup all VAT you spend on goods and services.

Now that you've established that your non-profit can benefit from charitable status, simply allow us to do the rest. With a simple low-cost application process, it makes sense to work with one of the UK's most trusted business start-up agencies.

Why you should use Coddan to register a charitable company in the United Kingdom? If you are currently in the process of formation of a charitable company, Coddan is perfectly placed to ensure that your new charity is legally compliant and making the best use of the special rules surrounding registered charities.

Charities in the UK are governed by the Charities Act 2006. The Act sets out exactly what constitutes charitable purposes, but these usually include poverty relief, animal welfare, the promotion of human rights and the furthering of education programmes.

Setting up a charitable entity in Scotland, North of Ireland, Wales and in England is straightforward and swift with Coddan, and our highly competitive rates make our charitable company set-up services are extremely cost-effective. If you want to go ahead and register a charitable company, we will firstly establish it as a private company limited by guarantee. This is done with official documents that are approved by the Charity Commission as well as Companies House.

In addition, we will have to seek approval from Charity Commission if the proposed name for your new charitable start up contains the words "charitable" or "charity". Approval must be gained before Companies House will allow the charitable company to be incorporated. Our charitable company limited by guarantee incorporation options includes the approval from a Charity Commission to use such words as a "charitable" or "charity".

In most instances, to operate a charity in the Great Britain, you will need to register a company limited by guarantee - something the company formation experts at Coddan will be able to help you with. 

Your new charitable company will need to meet requirements that are set out by the Charities Commission. For instance, your new charitable company must have clauses drafted into its memorandum of association stating the specific reasons for the charity company's start up, as well as any fundraising activities that may be employed. You will also need to make sure that a non-profit distribution clause and a dissolution clause are included in the charity set-up paperwork. Again, the experts at Coddan can ensure that your new charitable company is compliant with these regulations.

In order to qualify for charitable status in the Great Britain, your new venture must provide an identifiable benefit to the public. We will work with you to ensure that those benefits are clearly identified and written in a way that leaves no room for interpretation. We will then help you to select an appropriate name for your charity by performing a company name search - as charity names must be unique.

Coddan will ensure that all the documents for your new charitable business are compiled and completed accurately, before submitting them to the Registrar of Companies. We will acquire a registration number for your charity, as well as helping you with the application process to the Charities Commission for official status.

For a fixed fee, the charitable company registration experts at Coddan will take care of all submissions across the United Kingdom to Companies House. We will also be there to offer advice on taxation, the legal implications of registering a charity in the UK (North of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England) and your obligations as a director or owner.

If your new charity is forecasting an annual income of more than £5,000, your application for charitable status will be fully reviewed by the Charities Commission. However, we will be there with you every step of the way to ensure you get the advice and guidance you need.

The slightest errors or ambiguity in the wording of your  documents could result in the Charities Commission refusing your application for special status. So allow us, as your charitable company incorporation expert in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to get your new charitable venture off to the best possible start.