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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

Great Value & Low-Cost Company Formation Packages for International Clients

International Clients

Company Formation Secretarial Agent & Legal Secretary Services

Secretarial Compliance

Setup and Filing UK Business Formation Accounting & administration

Bookkeeping and annual accounting services for UK registered companies and partnerships


Limited company establishment packages for UK clients

Required steps & information to start a new company formation
£24.99

One Time Incorporation Fee

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In the case if you need to start a new business, but will manage it by your own & have your own address and wish to set-up a private company with the Lloyds, RBS or Barclays business bank account, we can do it for you. The secure online form only takes 10 minutes to complete!

Upon a company start up in United Kingdom we will send the following documents via an e-mail:



£39.99

One Time Setup Charge

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In the case if you need to start a new business, but will manage it by your own & have your own address and wish to set-up a private company with the Lloyds, RBS or Barclays business bank account, plus with the legal required documents which you will receive by an e-mail and by the post, we can do it for you. The secure online form only takes 10 minutes to complete!

This package includes all benefits described in the first incorporation option, plus:



£82.49

One Time Registration Price

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In the case if you need to start a new business, but will manage it by your own & have your own address and wish to set-up a private company with the Lloyds, RBS or Barclays business bank account, plus the legal required documents, with impressive bound documents which you will receive by an e-mail and by the post, we can do it for you. The secure online form only takes 10 minutes to complete!

This opportunity includes all benefits described in the two previous offers, plus the free delivery of:



£89.49

NEXT YEAR FEE FROM £75.00

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In the case if you need to start a new business, but will manage it by your own & want to get the legal address in London and wish to set-up a private company with the Lloyds, RBS or Barclays business bank account, plus the legal required documents which you will receive by an e-mail and by the post, we can do it for you. The secure online form only takes 10 minutes to complete!

This offer includes all company registration benefits described in the second & the first options, with the extras of:





Private company establishment packages for overseas clients

Required steps & information to start a new company formation
£105.00

YEARLY CHARGE FROM £75.00

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Are you overseas resident, who are looking to incorporate a new company with the secretarial compliance service, post formation secretarial management and registered address in London? This incorporation option is for you!

We added the benefits and items listed below into this LTD company set up offer:



£405.00

YEARLY CHARGE FROM £295

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For overseas clients, we offer this exclusive company start-up option, which includes the director' service address, business and SAIL address, along with prestigious registered office address in London, with government mail scanning service.

We included everything from the first option together with the following extra benefits:



£4355

YEARLY CHARGE £4,245

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This is our the most popular new company incorporation option, which includes a unique registered office address, and appointment of legal secretary for 12 month, preparation of the confirmation statement, submission of the annual account.

This opportunity includes the following benefits and services:




Bookkeeping and annual accountancy services comes with cheap UK company registration

UK business bank account: as an LLP or a limited company trading in the UK, it is imperative that your company has a business bank account. We can assist you in opening accounts with some of the UK's largest banking institutions, including Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest. Having a business account with one of the world's most trusted banking institutions helps to install confidence among suppliers and customers alike.

Payroll management: time is an important factor in any business. It's therefore important to streamline your business in order to have enough time to concentrate on growth, as opposed to getting caught up in administrative tasks. Coddan can help manage your payroll, leaving you to focus on running your business the way it should be.

Company dissolution/reformation: if, for any reason, you are required to dissolve and reform your business entity, Coddan can facilitate a speedy return to business, with rapid turnarounds for company dissolution and reformations, as well as the appointing of new directors and partners.

Bookkeeping and accounting: allow us to be your one-stop solution for bookkeeping, accounting and HMRC returns. By choosing a company with expertise in accounts, you're ensuring that your private company or an LLP is compliant with all relevant laws - this helps to avoid fines and penalties, allowing you to make the most of your profits.

Company and LLP post-registration services: getting your limited liability partnership (LLP) up and running is easy with Coddan. Once you're set up and ready to start doing business, it's likely that you’re going to need some additional services and help along the way in order to optimise your company operations. We offer a number of different legal administration services designed to help facilitate profit generation and help your business to run as smoothly as possible. Below are some of the ways in which you can utilise Coddan to get the most out of your corporation or a partnership.

SAIL inspection address: if you've recently established a limited company, there's a good chance that your registered address is also your home address. We can help you to set up a single alternative inspection address. Commonly known as a SAIL address, this is essentially an address registered to your private company which negates the need for any government or authority inspections of your business to be held at your personal premises. Many limited liability partnerships utilise a SAIL address for prestige reasons - for example, having an office in the capital of finance creates a good impression to potential clients.

Legal secretarial administration services for private and public companies in the UK

Post Company Formation Services

Companies and LLPs post-registration services: if you have just formed a company or LLP, you will almost certainly have a long to-do list of all the things you have to do next - such as setting up a payroll, filing tax returns, and registering for data protection. At Coddan, we can help you take care of all of this with our companies and LLPs post-registration services. Our experienced team can help with all the administration tasks that are required of a business, saving you time, money and hassle. We're experts in company formation and post-formation, so get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.

Our dedicated team will provide the following services: the annual management of your accounts (either on the basis of monthly, quarterly or yearly) which will be submitted on your behalf to Companies House as well as HMRC. Annual tax returns, along with complete accounts. As well as a personal bookkeeper who is allocated to your business, with the options to send over your documents in many formants for your own comfort, is it via email, post or uploading them onto our online portal. All of our services are entirely compliant with HMRC guidelines and regulations to put your mind at ease.

If you are seeking affordable and proficient accounting in London for your business then seek no further! We can assist your business (be it in London or the entire UK) via time and strategic money-saving services, ridding you of the pressures and strains that come with hefty paperwork. So, trust in our expertise to provide top services, leaving you with the freedom to concentrate on other important business matters!

Comply with HMRC regulations and keeping track of your revenue.

It is not uncommon for business so owners to be enthralled too much into running their business that they forget about the company accounts, until the very last moment, and they are suddenly hit with the challenging task of their annual tax returns and fillings, unaware of the difficulties of these and with little time to fulfil them in, can cause a massive headache for business owners, this is where we come in!

Coddan can help relieve you of this daunting task, below you will find some valuable points on the matter, as well as on our archived articles.

 

Bookkeeping

For anyone who is new to the business they will not realise that not maintaining your books filings regularly can lead to them mounting up and becoming a nightmare regulate.

What must firstly be put into place is your choice of accounting software, one must decide upon a decent software which they will use, unless your business is relatively small and therefore you can get by with a basic spreadsheet. Nonetheless, it is most advisable to have a good accounting software to use.

Our favourite programme is Xero, a must reliable and uncomplicated software to use, which we offer professional advice on setting up and running of, if you are interested in this please do get in contact with our team for further information.

If you establish a decent routine towards your bookkeeping, then you have nothing to worry about! Such as, once receiving an invoice or payment logging into the software system and noting it, other ways of bookkeeping regularly is doing it at the end of the each working day.

 

Payroll

By far the most complex of tasks than it lets on to be, unless you’ve got experience in this, and it’s just you or a few people in your company, which you must still keep on top of and ensure all information is up to date with HMRC on a monthly basis.

If however you lack in experience and have a larger then 2+ team then it is highly recommend to seek professional help with this, regardless if the tax returns and bookkeeping’s are done solely by you, usually professional help with bookkeeping is quite economical, and not getting such help will cost your company much more in the long run!

If you do not have payroll experience or as soon as you start building a team, we would recommend getting some professional help. Even if you keep doing the bookkeeping and tax returns yourself, get some help with payroll. The annual cost is not a lot and it costs so much more to rectify any mistakes so it is better to leave to the experts, ensuring that you do not get in trouble with HMRC and that you have all filings correct for your staff as well such as PAYE, National insurance and pensions.

If you establish a decent routine towards your bookkeeping, then you have nothing to worry about! Such as, once receiving an invoice or payment logging into the software system and noting it, other ways of bookkeeping regularly is doing it at the end of the each working day.

 

Tax

Tax rules and regulations vary from the type of business you are, these will be dependent on the following:sole trader, partnership, incorporated company.

There are two crucial aspects to remember are: archiving correct and up to date records, filing and paying on time; using the benefits of tax break schemes breaks offered to small businesses.

In the event whereby you do not wish to have a full-time accountant we advise have a few regular consultations, which you will reap the benefits for in the future, as accountants will ensure business dealings are organised and up to date.

If you are interested in further information on what we offer for small business owners please get in touch!

 

Change of a company or LLP name

Change of a company or LLP name

If you want to change the name of your limited company or limited liability partnership (LLP), Coddan Ltd can help you with the red tape.

There can be all sorts of reasons to change your name. It may be that you have changed direction and your original name just does not fit, or you could even have made a spelling mistake on your initial registration. Whatever the case, changing your name is more complex than it might sound and it's important to get the details right.

You can change the name of a limited company or LLP in two ways. You either require a special resolution from the shareholders and guarantors, or the directors can vote to change the name with a special resolution if the articles of association granted them this power. After this, you must inform Companies House and receive approval for the new name, as there is a chance your new title could be rejected if it is too close to another company's name or it contains sensitive words or phrases.

With a special resolution, a 75% majority is required, but this must consider voting shares, rather than the number of shareholders, as one shareholder can hold a larger portion of the shares and may carry more weight. The resolution must then be filed with Companies House within 15 days.

Companies House must then provide a Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name. As soon as you have this official seal of approval, you can change your bank accounts and begin trading under your new name. The certificate must be kept along with your original registration details at your registered address and must be kept available for inspection.

Coddan can take the hard work off your hands and ensure that your name change goes through smoothly and efficiently. Our name change service includes notifying Companies House at the earliest convenience, ensuring all the paperwork is in order and sending you the certificate by email. Coddan can make the process as quick and painless as possible, so you can simply focus on running your business.

 

Amendment to articles of association and LLP agreements

Amendment to Articles of Association

At Coddan, we offer a wide range of post registration and post company formation services to ensure that going forward, your company or limited liability partnership (LLP) continues to thrive in the way it was set up to do. One such service is taking care of any amendments to articles of association and LLP agreements. The articles of association are an important element of the company's constitution, setting out details of ownership and how the company is governed.

Articles of association are required under the UK Companies Act 2006, although these are not set in stone; there may well be circumstances in the future where it is necessary to make an amendment to the company's articles. It can often seem a complex business to ensure all the correct procedures are followed and the relevant documentation is completed. This is where we at Coddan can be of assistance.

Expert help when it's needed: it's important that the articles contain the kind of provisions that are right for the company, and this is especially true when there is more than one director or shareholder. Correctly crafted or amended articles will protect the interests and rights in the company of all concerned. Any amendments to the articles have to be in the best interest of the company and not only meet the desires of a few members. Not all members have to agree to the changes but any changes must respect the statutory rights of any minority shareholders.

Special resolution: changes to articles through amendments to the wording of one or more clauses, removal of an existing clause, or adopting a new set of articles altogether has to be authorised by a special resolution. One of the simplest ways of doing this is through a written resolution. Once the special resolutions are signed, a certified copy has to be sent to Companies House, along with a copy of the amended articles. As part of our post formation service, our team at Coddan can guide you through the process every step of the way. To find out more about our services or discuss this issue in greater detail, please contact the Coddan team today.

Post formation services: creation of more than one class of shares

Creation of More Than One Class of Shares

At Coddan, we aim to provide our clients with the complete range of post formation services. This can help you to quickly adapt to changing circumstances while minimising disruption to the day-to-day running of the business. If you want - or need - to change the way the company or LLP is set up in some way, any amendments to the articles need to be formally processed according to the UK Companies Act 2006. One such instance is when you want to create more than one class of share.

Why create different share classes? One reason why you may want to create different share classes is to attract more investment, or you may want to push the dividend income in a specific direction. Two other reasons for doing so include staff to remain with the company, or to enhance (or remove) voting powers from an existing shareholder. The class of shares also vary and can be ordinary shares, deferred ordinary shares, redeemable shares, non-voting ordinary shares, preference shares, cumulative preference shares, and redeemable preference shares. All of these different classes of shares will have their own individual rights.

Expert help where and when you need it: provided that due process is followed, and subject to any existing restrictions in the company's articles of association, you can basically create any of the above class of shares whenever you like. When you need to create more than one class of share, you can do so by adding to your existing class or by converting existing shares into one or more new class of shares. It's important to bear in mind that the articles of association set the shares out into their different classes, plus details of how they are divided and what rights are attached to each one.

The process sounds more complex than it actually is, but due process has to be followed to avoid falling foul of the Companies Act. This is where our experienced post formation services team at Coddan can help. We can ensure that all the necessary paperwork is completed and formally registered, leaving you to get on with business. To discuss this in more detail or to find out how our post formation services can help your business, contact us today.

Transfer of shares

Transfer of Shares

Shares in a limited company can be traded, sold or transferred for any reason you see fit. The reasons are many and varied and can include the retirement or death of a shareholder, a shareholder simply wanting to sell their stake in a company, equity needing to be granted as part of a merger or shares being given to a family member. Whatever the case, Coddan can help as part of our extensive post-registration services.

If you wish to legally transfer ownership of shares from the existing shareholder to a new one, you must complete a stock transfer form. If the shares are sold for more than £1,000, stamp duty rears its ugly head and 0.5% of the sale must be paid, while a copy of the transfer form must be supplied to HMRC. You do not have to notify Companies House right away as the changes of ownership can be taken into account in the next annual return and the public register will be updated accordingly.

Company directors can approve the share transfer if the articles of association grant them that power. If they do not have these powers, transfers must be approved by the existing shareholders. Both the transferor and transferee must receive a copy of the transfer form and the new owner should receive a share certificate.

Some companies have their own restrictions with regards to the transfer of shares and if the transfer of shares conflicts with these requirements, a special resolution is required before the transfer can take place.

If you want to transfer shares, Coddan can help you keep on the right side of the regulators and ensure that each transfer goes through without a hitch. We can take care of all the red tape and provide certificates for you to keep at your registered or service address. If you don't have a service address, we can even take care of that, too. So contact Coddan Ltd today for a full consultation if you want us to help you with your transfer of shares.

Administrative restoration

Administrative Restoration

Do you want to apply to restore a business that has been struck off the register by Companies House? Coddan can help.

Businesses can be struck off for a number of reasons, but the main one is if they no longer appeared to be trading. Former directors of members can apply to have a limited company or an LLP (limited liability partnership) restored to active duty, though. This process is known as administrative restoration.

To be considered by Companies House, the limited company or LLP must have been active within six years before being struck off by the Registrar of Companies. It must also deliver all the necessary documents, fees and late penalties to bring the company up to date. The applicant must also deal with any property or rights that became 'bona vacantia', owner-less property that passes to the Crown, when the business was dissolved.

The application must be made in writing, using form RT01 and LL RT01 for LLPs. If the application is approved, the business is essentially considered to have never been struck off. The Registrar will generally disregard any fees for when the business was inactive, but this is not set in stone and must be negotiated by the business owner or company formation expert.

If another company has registered the same name while the business was inactive, you will need to choose a different name. The company can still be restored, but it will have to work under a new name as companies and LLPs simply cannot operate under the same name as another firm that is already registered.

Administrative restoration services from Coddan: administrative restoration is a relatively simple process when it is done right, but for the best chance of success with the Registrar, it helps to have all the correct documentation and paperwork ready. We can help with your application and ensure that you are up and running as fast as possible. So get in touch for more information and a free consultation today.

Dissolution service

Dissolution Service

Dissolution of limited companies and limited liability partnerships is an inevitable part of life and if the time comes to dissolve your company, you need to make sure it is done properly, quickly and effectively. Coddan can help.

When you're closing a company down, you will inevitably have a lot to deal with, so you can pass the dissolution over to us. We can ensure that the paperwork is taken care of so you can focus on moving forward.

Of course, it can be tempting to simply leave the company dormant until Companies House strikes it off. This is not the cleanest course of action, though, as failure to provide annual accounts could leave the directors open to fines. It is far better to close the company properly with a voluntary company dissolution. This is not an alternative to formal insolvency proceedings, and dissolution is a specific process for a dormant company.

To qualify for voluntary dissolution, the company must have traded under the same registered title name for a period of three months. So if your company has changed its name recently, you must wait until the three month period before applying for voluntary dissolution.

It must also be a dormant company with no significant trading over the previous 13 week period. It must also not have engaged in normal trading activities for a three month period, although incidental items, rather than stock, may be liquidated. The company must also be free from any petition for a winding up order or for it to be struck off.

Coddan can take care of the paperwork and make sure that there are no lasting problems from your company dissolution. As a company formation expert for more than 19 years, we are experts in every facet of company registration, management and even dissolution. We specialise in ensuring the paperwork is perfectly in order, whether you want an overseas company, a trust or to close down your LLP. So if you need help with a company dissolution, contact Coddan Ltd today.

Changes in company officers' details

>Changes in Company Officers

One of the post registration services we offer to business clients is making sure that details of any changes to the governance of the company is passed on to Companies House. Under the Companies Act 2006, any such changes have to be reported to Companies House within 14 days of the changes taking place. Most companies are aware of the need to report details of the appointment or termination of a company director, for instance, but many fail to file other specific changes. This is where our experienced team at Coddan can help. We can advise you about due process and take care of all the necessary paperwork, leaving you to focus on running a profitable business.

What appointments do you need to report? You have 14 days to file details of the appointment or change of personal details of any new company directors, secretary, shareholders or limited liability partnership (LLP) members, with Companies House. Details that need to be filed include such things as a change in a director's name or service address (the address where he or she can be contacted by the public), a director's nationality, country of residence, and usual residential address.

If your company changes company secretaries, their details also have to be filed with Companies House. If the director or secretary is also a shareholder in the company, or if there are new shareholders, the register of members at Companies House also has to be amended to reflect these changes.

How long does all this take? The process itself is fairly straightforward and there are specific forms that need to be completed and filed within the statutory time limit to cover each scenario. All of these forms can be completed online but if you are at all unsure of what you need to do, don't want to spend time on the paperwork yourself, or simply want the reassurance that expert help provides, then we at Coddan will be delighted to help.

Keeping your company records up to date is an important part of the proper governance of a company in the UK. To find out how we can help you manage this more efficiently, contact us today.