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Sole trader company formation in 3 hours

Benefits of sole trader company registration with Coddan Formations Agency: let Coddan handle your sole trader company set-up and get the best service and expertise in the country from one of the leading sole trading company start up agents. If you want to register your own limited company as a sole trader or freelancer, one way to do it is to establish a limited company, at Coddan Formations Agency, we have the experience and expertise to do it properly for you. Advantages of establishing a limited company with Coddan Formations Agency for freelancers: starting your own business can be a great way to make money from something you are passionate about. It can be equally liberating and daunting being your own boss, especially if you are a freelancer. It's important that you inform HM Revenue & Customs when you begin to work for yourself as a sole trader or freelancer person. Otherwise you may be liable to pay a fine of £100.00 if you're late by three months or more.

Packages for setting up in business as a sole trader or freelance




This sole trader company formation with business bank account is for UK sole traders, who have an address in the UK, & want to protect business name by registering a sole trading company.

The following documents will be sending via e-mail upon the registration of your sole-trader or freelancer company:

    • The certificate of incorporation;
    • The memorandum & articles of association;
    • The fast-track corporate bank account with Lloyds, RBS or Barclays (which is optional).



This sole trading company start-up with business bank account is for sole traders who already have a UK registered address & require the basic freelance company establishment plus additional documentation provided by e-mail & send FOC by post.

This freelancer or sole trader company creation offer includes all services mentioned in the first option, plus:

  • The meeting of the board of directors;
  • Share certificates;
  • The company' register;
  • The laminated certificate of incorporation (free delivery by post).



This package is for sole traders who want all the traditional sole trading company incorporation with impressive bound documents.

This offer includes all sole trader company setting-up benefits mentioned in the first & second options, and free delivery of:

  • One set of the memorandum and articles of association with a company's registers printed & premium bound;
  • The first meeting of the board of directors, elegant printed shares certificates & the company rubber stamp;
  • The certificate of the beneficial owner.



This sole trading company start-up package is especially for clients, who are requiring forming a sole trader company with a prestige registered office address in London.

This sole trader or freelancer company establishment offer includes all incorporation benefits & items mentioned in the first & the second options, with the addition of:

  • The registered office address in London;
  • The government mail forwarding;
  • The secretarial compliance service & the certificate of the registered office address;
  • Additional services are available

How to register a sole trader company?

We offer more than just limited company registration for sole trader, and business formation for freelancers, we have a wide range of services that can benefit any enterprise, right from before they even start and long into their trading life. If you don't want to use your own business address for a sole trading private company registration, because it's either your home or a small premises, that's no problem because we can supply an official registered office address at cities around the country. That means your official place of business is at the address and it's where your official documents are kept and mail sent by the authorities, such as Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs. We can then forward that mail on to you, no matter where you are, even overseas base customer. This helps to keep unwanted intrusions out of your home or place of business.

If you don't have officers apart from yourself to register a private limited company for sole traders, we can supply nominee officers that will be fit for the purpose, meaning you can register a private company with just yourself as a sole trader. Taxation, including the VAT registration, can be troublesome for many small businesses, including sole traders and freelancers. We can handle all your tax affairs as well as preparing and filing annual reports for the authorities, including annual returns and filing annual accounts with Companies House and HMRC. These matters are often extremely time consuming, but when we look after them for our sole trading clients, it frees them up to do what they do best: run their own business.

At Coddan, sole trader companies formation agent, registering a sole trader company in the UK couldn't be easier. Our incorporation fees are highly competitive and you can be swiftly established so that you can start trading right away. Call our consultants and discuss how we can help register with your own sole trading limited company.


Same day freelancer company formation

Benefits of Sole Trading Company Formation

Our expert sole trader company registration consultants know exactly what advice to give you depending on the nature of your sole trading business and what your requirements are, and they're available to guide you right through the process of a limited company formation for sole-traders. If you would like a personal face-to-face consultation and dedicated help with your sole trading company incorporation, call us on +44 (0) 207.935.5171, or 0330.808.0089 to discuss your sole trader company registration requirements and make an appointment with one of our business start-up consultants.

You are responsible for all the losses and have to pay income tax and national insurance. A limited company limits your liability and offers tax advantages for its shareholders. Coddan group of companies established many years ago, and offers a range of packages to register a freelancer company and can quickly file all the relevant paperwork with Companies House. We also offer a range of business services to help your freelancer company established. If you need an assistance with the new business startup, you can also speak to our advisors between 9.30am-6.00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + (0) 207.935.5171 or + (0) 330.808.0089 (national rates).

Register a limited company if you are a sole trader or freelancer

Sole Trader Company Formation

If you have decided that you wish to register a private limited company for the purposes of sole trading, there must be at least one director, one shareholder and possibly also a company secretary. Based on the companies regulation law, only one person is good enough to establish a private company in the United Kingdom.

You must also provide a registered business address so that the relevant authorities, such as Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs, can correspond with you. If you don't wish for the actual business where you work to be used, Coddan Formations Agency can provide an official registered address for the companies registration purposes and also manage your incoming mail from it.

Our experienced consultants are available to talk to you today about any matters concerning establishing your own business as a sole trader or freelancer, should you need clarification or information about any aspect of the incorporation process.

If you want to use your own address as the legal address for your business, it does not matter in which part of the United Kingdom you are locating at; all you need to do is complete our online application form to be registered as a single member company, and we will do the rest of business incorporation. We have a long history of helping thousands of sole trading people successfully set up such single member enterprises.

For limited companies, there are a number of requirements from the authorities. The private company must be registered at Companies House and annual returns, and annual accounts must be filed there on time. Annual returns must be completed every year in order to update Companies House of the limited company's basic details. In the case if you do not have an experience with the preparation and filing of annual accounts or annual returns, please contact us, and we can help you with the accounts and annual returns preparation and their submission with the government authorities on time.

Additionally, under this type of private limited company structure, you must inform HM Revenue & Customs of taxable income within the financial year as well as any profits arising from that period, and you must send in a corporation tax return annually and pay the taxes within nine months of the year end. If there are employees of the company, they have to pay income tax and national insurance on what they earn.

The advantages of registering a limited company for sole trader and freelance businesses are that there is the greater business prestige when having this type of a company and there can be significant tax advantages for sole traders. You can hold tax money and earn interest on it because it's not payable monthly or quarterly but annually. There is really only a need to appoint one person as an officer of a private limited company, a director and a shareholder (the same person can be director and a shareholder); the appointment of a company secretary is not necessary unless specifically required.

Also, all of the company's officers can be of any nationality, and the limited company is designated as being overseas if its day-to-day corporate management do not live in the Great Britain.

The process of registering as sole trader and for a freelancer in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is hassle-free at Coddan Formations Agency. The incorporation applications can be made using our secure online form that has the approval of Companies House. Our fees are highly competitive and you can be up and running with your new private sole-trader company in as little time as possible. If you need an assistance with sole trader and/or freelance company registration, 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).