UK Company Registration - Set Up a Limited Company

£25 per month + VAT
£25 + VAT
Free
£25 per month + VAT get 50% off for 3 months
Only £ per month for the first 3 months

Need help with UK company registration? Hire expert company formation agents for company registration, setting up a limited company, and company incorporation.

  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • WhatsApp support
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • WhatsApp support
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 2 directors
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Proactive reviews
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 2 directors
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • £1M professional indemnity insurance

Already have an account?

Do you have a brilliant business idea and planning to start a business in the UK for the first time? Or are you already running a business but not yet registered as a limited company? Whether you're a startup visionary or a seasoned business owner, the first step is crucial - UK Company Registration and Formation. Registering your company is an important step towards becoming an official entity and gaining credibility in the market. However, navigating the UK company registration process can be challenging with all the legal requirements and paperwork involved. But don't worry, GoForma has got you covered! We are your trusted partners in this exciting venture, simplifying the process and ensuring your business takes off smoothly.

Sole Trader vs Limited Company

When deciding between operating as a Sole Trader or forming a Limited Company, the choice revolves around two primary factors: liability and growth potential. As a Sole Trader, your personal assets are at risk, making you personally responsible for business debts, but it's a straightforward and cost-effective setup. In contrast, a Limited Company shields your personal assets from liabilities, shows professionalism, offers potential tax advantages, and makes it easier to attract investors and secure financing. The choice ultimately depends on your business goals, risk tolerance, and long-term vision.

Advantages of a Limited Company

  • Limited Liability: Protect your personal assets from business debts and liabilities.
  • Credibility: Gain trust and confidence with clients and investors.
  • Tax Efficiency: Benefit from potential tax savings and allowances.
  • Access to Funding: Attract investments and secure financing easily.
  • Perpetual Existence: Your business continues, even if you step away.

Understanding UK Company Registration Process

Registering a company in the UK is a legal requirement for business owners. The process involves submitting the required documents to Companies House. Choosing the right business structure is crucial, and setting up a limited company provides advantages like limited liability and a separate legal entity. Completing a confirmation statement and paying corporation tax are essential steps in the registration process.

Information Required to Register a Company

Before initiating the company incorporation process, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Company Name: Select a unique name for your company.
  2. Company Address: This address can be any location within the UK.
  3. Appoint at Least One Director: Identify people with significant control (PSC) over your company and appoint a director. The director does not need to be a resident of the UK.
  4. Appoint at Least One Shareholder: Shareholders can be individuals or other companies.
  5. The details of all company directors and shareholders, including full name, residential address, occupation, date of birth and nationality.

Additionally, it is necessary for a UK company to have a 'memorandum' and 'articles of association' document in place during the incorporation. These documents can be generated using standard templates, or you can opt for professional limited company accountants to create them on your company's behalf.

It's important to note that while there is no legal requirement for a director or shareholder to be a UK resident when setting up a UK company, however, some banks may require the resident directors or shareholders before opening a UK business bank account for your company.

Things to Consider When Registering a Company

  1. Choose the Right Business Structure: One of the first decisions you'll make when registering a company is selecting the right business structure. Each structure has its own set of legal and financial implications, so carefully evaluate which one aligns best with your business goals.
  2. Company Name and Registration: Selecting a suitable company name is crucial. It should be unique, distinguishable, and not infringe on any trademarks. The chosen name must also comply with specific naming rules set out by Companies House. Once you've settled on a name, register it with Companies House.
  3. Business Address and Registered Office: Your company must have a registered office address in the UK. This address will be publicly available, so consider whether you want to use your home address or opt for a separate registered office service. The registered office is where all official correspondence from Companies House and HMRC will be sent.
  4. Share Capital and Shareholders: Determine the share capital and ownership structure of your company. Understand the implications of share classes and shareholder rights. Your articles of association will outline these details, so draft them carefully to protect your interests and those of your co-owners.
  5. Directors and Officers: Appoint at least one director for your company. Directors are responsible for managing the company's day-to-day affairs. Ensure that your chosen directors meet all legal requirements, and understand their roles and responsibilities.
  6. Business Plan and Strategy: Creating a comprehensive business plan is vital for success. It serves as a roadmap for your company's growth and can be useful when seeking financing or investors.
  7. Taxation and Compliance: Understand your tax obligations as a UK company. This includes registering for Corporation Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) if necessary.
  8. Intellectual Property: Protect your intellectual property by registering trademarks, copyrights, and patents if applicable. This safeguards your unique ideas and creations from unauthorized use.
  9. Banking and Finance: Open a business bank account to separate your personal and business finances. A dedicated account simplifies financial record-keeping and taxation.

Types of Company Structures Available in the UK

In the UK, business owners can choose from various company structures as stated below:

  • Private limited company
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Property Management Company
  • Right to Manage Company (RTM)
  • Public Limited Company (PLC)
  • Charity Company

Key Steps to UK Company Registration

  1. Selecting a Unique Company Name: When registering a UK company, it is essential to choose a unique company name that sets it apart from existing registered companies. Conduct thorough research on existing names and trademarks to ensure your chosen name is distinctive. Consider how the name reflects your business's identity, services, or products.
  2. Allocating Company Shares: Allocating company shares to shareholders determines their ownership and control. The percentage of shares given to each shareholder is significant and influenced by the company's structure, capital, and goals.
  3. Completing the Memorandum and Articles of Association: You must complete the Memorandum and Articles of Association at the time of incorporation. The Memorandum of Association specifies the company's name, registered office address, and business objectives. The Articles of Association detail the governance, director's powers, and shareholder rights.
  4. Submitting the Required Documents to Companies House: To successfully register a UK company, you need to submit the necessary documents to Companies House, which serves as a public register of companies. These documents include company details, registered office address, statement of capital, and confirmation statement.

Why Choose GoForma for Setting Up a Limited Company

At GoForma, we stand out as your ideal choice for UK Company Registration and Formation. Here's why:

Simplified Incorporations:

GoForma streamlines the incorporation process, making it hassle-free and accessible. Our company formation agents guide you through the company formation steps, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience, even if you're new to the process.

Affordable One-Time Fees:

At GoForma, we believe in providing cost-effective solutions. Our one-time fees are budget-friendly, allowing you to set up your Limited Company without breaking the bank, making it an attractive option for startups and small businesses.

Transparent Pricing with No Hidden Costs:

Our commitment to transparency means you'll never encounter hidden costs or surprises. You can trust our straightforward pricing, knowing exactly what you're paying for and what you'll receive.

Pre-Submission Review:

Before your documents are submitted, GoForma conducts a thorough review. This ensures accuracy and compliance, reducing the chances of delays or complications, and giving you peace of mind throughout the process.

Professional Registered Office Service:

Utilize our registered office Address service, enhancing your company's professional image. Your new business benefits from a prestigious London address, a valuable asset for building trust and credibility with clients and partners.

Free Customer Support:

We provide free, dedicated customer support, ensuring you have guidance and assistance at your fingertips. Whether you have questions, encounter challenges, or need clarification, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

100% Satisfaction:

Your satisfaction is our priority. With GoForma, you can embark on your journey to establish a Limited Company with confidence, knowing that we're committed to delivering a service that meets or exceeds your expectations, ensuring you're completely satisfied with the results.

What Does Our Limited Company Incorporation Service Include?

  • UK company registration with Companies House
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Share certificates
  • Business bank account application
  • VAT registration
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • VAT flat rate scheme registration

Our Company Registration Packages

Explore our packages, designed to meet various business needs. From basic essentials to comprehensive compliance, we've got you covered.

Take the First Step towards Forming Your Limited Company Today!

Protect your personal assets and create a separate legal entity by setting up a limited company. Setting up a limited company in the UK may seem challenging, but with our help, it becomes a seamless process. We are one of the UK’s leading company formation agents, authorised by Companies House. By using our services, you can benefit from our highly rated customer service and the value for money we offer.

Ready to Register Your UK Company?

Join Hundreds of GoForma's Satisfied Clients - Check Our Google and TrustPilot Reviews! GoForma is here to guide you through the seamless process of UK Company Registration and Formation. Let's start your business journey today. Book a free consultation today to get started!

Frequently asked questions

What is Company Formation?

Company formation refers to the process of creating a legally recognized business entity, such as a limited company, enabling it to operate as a separate legal entity distinct from its owners.

What is a Limited Company?

A limited company is a business structure with separate legal status from its owners, providing limited liability protection and potential tax benefits.

How Long Does It Take to Form a Company?

It usually takes 3 to 6 working hours to form a company with GoForma; although this can take up to 24 hours, depending on Companies House workload on the day.

What Details Do I Need to Form a Company?

You'll need basic information, such as a unique company name, registered office address, and details of directors and shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC), including full names, residential addresses, occupations, dates of birth and nationalities.

Do I Need a Business Bank Account?

While not mandatory, it is advisable to open a business bank account to simplify financial transactions, keep personal and business finances separate, and maintain clean financial records.

When can I start trading with my new company?

You can start trading through your new limited company immediately after it is registered at Companies House.

Can You Set Up a UK Company from Abroad?

Setting up a UK company while living abroad is possible with our expert support. We guide non-residents through the legal requirements, help choose a registered office address, and offer advice on tax implications and business structure considerations. Our seamless coordination ensures hassle-free company formation, even if you're not physically present in the UK.

UK Company Registration - Set Up a Limited Company

£25 per month + VAT
£25 + VAT
Free
£25 per month + VAT get 50% off for 3 months
Only £ per month for the first 3 months

Need help with UK company registration? Hire expert company formation agents for company registration, setting up a limited company, and company incorporation.

Use discount code 50OFF3 to get 50% off for 3 months.

  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • WhatsApp support
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • WhatsApp support
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 2 directors
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Proactive reviews
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 2 directors
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • £1M professional indemnity insurance

Already have an account?

UK Company Registration - Set Up a Limited Company

£25 per month + VAT
£25 + VAT
Free
£25 per month + VAT get 50% off for 3 months
Only £ per month for the first 3 months

Need help with UK company registration? Hire expert company formation agents for company registration, setting up a limited company, and company incorporation.

Use discount code 50OFF3 to get 50% off for 3 months.

  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • WhatsApp support
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Sole trader accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • WhatsApp support
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 1 director
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 1 director
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • Limited company accounting
  • FreeAgent accounting software
  • Automatic bank feeds
  • Mobile accounting app
  • Corporation tax return
  • VAT registration, returns & filing
  • Self assessment tax return for 2 directors
  • Quarterly health checks
  • Proactive reviews
  • Dedicated personal accountant
  • Unlimited invoices
  • Free company registration
  • Payroll for 2 directors
  • Annual accounts
  • Confirmation statement filing
  • Registered London business address
  • Company mail handling
  • £1M professional indemnity insurance

Already have an account?

Do you have a brilliant business idea and planning to start a business in the UK for the first time? Or are you already running a business but not yet registered as a limited company? Whether you're a startup visionary or a seasoned business owner, the first step is crucial - UK Company Registration and Formation. Registering your company is an important step towards becoming an official entity and gaining credibility in the market. However, navigating the UK company registration process can be challenging with all the legal requirements and paperwork involved. But don't worry, GoForma has got you covered! We are your trusted partners in this exciting venture, simplifying the process and ensuring your business takes off smoothly.

Sole Trader vs Limited Company

When deciding between operating as a Sole Trader or forming a Limited Company, the choice revolves around two primary factors: liability and growth potential. As a Sole Trader, your personal assets are at risk, making you personally responsible for business debts, but it's a straightforward and cost-effective setup. In contrast, a Limited Company shields your personal assets from liabilities, shows professionalism, offers potential tax advantages, and makes it easier to attract investors and secure financing. The choice ultimately depends on your business goals, risk tolerance, and long-term vision.

Advantages of a Limited Company

  • Limited Liability: Protect your personal assets from business debts and liabilities.
  • Credibility: Gain trust and confidence with clients and investors.
  • Tax Efficiency: Benefit from potential tax savings and allowances.
  • Access to Funding: Attract investments and secure financing easily.
  • Perpetual Existence: Your business continues, even if you step away.

Understanding UK Company Registration Process

Registering a company in the UK is a legal requirement for business owners. The process involves submitting the required documents to Companies House. Choosing the right business structure is crucial, and setting up a limited company provides advantages like limited liability and a separate legal entity. Completing a confirmation statement and paying corporation tax are essential steps in the registration process.

Information Required to Register a Company

Before initiating the company incorporation process, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Company Name: Select a unique name for your company.
  2. Company Address: This address can be any location within the UK.
  3. Appoint at Least One Director: Identify people with significant control (PSC) over your company and appoint a director. The director does not need to be a resident of the UK.
  4. Appoint at Least One Shareholder: Shareholders can be individuals or other companies.
  5. The details of all company directors and shareholders, including full name, residential address, occupation, date of birth and nationality.

Additionally, it is necessary for a UK company to have a 'memorandum' and 'articles of association' document in place during the incorporation. These documents can be generated using standard templates, or you can opt for professional limited company accountants to create them on your company's behalf.

It's important to note that while there is no legal requirement for a director or shareholder to be a UK resident when setting up a UK company, however, some banks may require the resident directors or shareholders before opening a UK business bank account for your company.

Things to Consider When Registering a Company

  1. Choose the Right Business Structure: One of the first decisions you'll make when registering a company is selecting the right business structure. Each structure has its own set of legal and financial implications, so carefully evaluate which one aligns best with your business goals.
  2. Company Name and Registration: Selecting a suitable company name is crucial. It should be unique, distinguishable, and not infringe on any trademarks. The chosen name must also comply with specific naming rules set out by Companies House. Once you've settled on a name, register it with Companies House.
  3. Business Address and Registered Office: Your company must have a registered office address in the UK. This address will be publicly available, so consider whether you want to use your home address or opt for a separate registered office service. The registered office is where all official correspondence from Companies House and HMRC will be sent.
  4. Share Capital and Shareholders: Determine the share capital and ownership structure of your company. Understand the implications of share classes and shareholder rights. Your articles of association will outline these details, so draft them carefully to protect your interests and those of your co-owners.
  5. Directors and Officers: Appoint at least one director for your company. Directors are responsible for managing the company's day-to-day affairs. Ensure that your chosen directors meet all legal requirements, and understand their roles and responsibilities.
  6. Business Plan and Strategy: Creating a comprehensive business plan is vital for success. It serves as a roadmap for your company's growth and can be useful when seeking financing or investors.
  7. Taxation and Compliance: Understand your tax obligations as a UK company. This includes registering for Corporation Tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) if necessary.
  8. Intellectual Property: Protect your intellectual property by registering trademarks, copyrights, and patents if applicable. This safeguards your unique ideas and creations from unauthorized use.
  9. Banking and Finance: Open a business bank account to separate your personal and business finances. A dedicated account simplifies financial record-keeping and taxation.

Types of Company Structures Available in the UK

In the UK, business owners can choose from various company structures as stated below:

  • Private limited company
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Property Management Company
  • Right to Manage Company (RTM)
  • Public Limited Company (PLC)
  • Charity Company

Key Steps to UK Company Registration

  1. Selecting a Unique Company Name: When registering a UK company, it is essential to choose a unique company name that sets it apart from existing registered companies. Conduct thorough research on existing names and trademarks to ensure your chosen name is distinctive. Consider how the name reflects your business's identity, services, or products.
  2. Allocating Company Shares: Allocating company shares to shareholders determines their ownership and control. The percentage of shares given to each shareholder is significant and influenced by the company's structure, capital, and goals.
  3. Completing the Memorandum and Articles of Association: You must complete the Memorandum and Articles of Association at the time of incorporation. The Memorandum of Association specifies the company's name, registered office address, and business objectives. The Articles of Association detail the governance, director's powers, and shareholder rights.
  4. Submitting the Required Documents to Companies House: To successfully register a UK company, you need to submit the necessary documents to Companies House, which serves as a public register of companies. These documents include company details, registered office address, statement of capital, and confirmation statement.

Why Choose GoForma for Setting Up a Limited Company

At GoForma, we stand out as your ideal choice for UK Company Registration and Formation. Here's why:

Simplified Incorporations:

GoForma streamlines the incorporation process, making it hassle-free and accessible. Our company formation agents guide you through the company formation steps, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience, even if you're new to the process.

Affordable One-Time Fees:

At GoForma, we believe in providing cost-effective solutions. Our one-time fees are budget-friendly, allowing you to set up your Limited Company without breaking the bank, making it an attractive option for startups and small businesses.

Transparent Pricing with No Hidden Costs:

Our commitment to transparency means you'll never encounter hidden costs or surprises. You can trust our straightforward pricing, knowing exactly what you're paying for and what you'll receive.

Pre-Submission Review:

Before your documents are submitted, GoForma conducts a thorough review. This ensures accuracy and compliance, reducing the chances of delays or complications, and giving you peace of mind throughout the process.

Professional Registered Office Service:

Utilize our registered office Address service, enhancing your company's professional image. Your new business benefits from a prestigious London address, a valuable asset for building trust and credibility with clients and partners.

Free Customer Support:

We provide free, dedicated customer support, ensuring you have guidance and assistance at your fingertips. Whether you have questions, encounter challenges, or need clarification, our team is here to help you every step of the way.

100% Satisfaction:

Your satisfaction is our priority. With GoForma, you can embark on your journey to establish a Limited Company with confidence, knowing that we're committed to delivering a service that meets or exceeds your expectations, ensuring you're completely satisfied with the results.

What Does Our Limited Company Incorporation Service Include?

  • UK company registration with Companies House
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Share certificates
  • Business bank account application
  • VAT registration
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • VAT flat rate scheme registration

Our Company Registration Packages

Explore our packages, designed to meet various business needs. From basic essentials to comprehensive compliance, we've got you covered.

Take the First Step towards Forming Your Limited Company Today!

Protect your personal assets and create a separate legal entity by setting up a limited company. Setting up a limited company in the UK may seem challenging, but with our help, it becomes a seamless process. We are one of the UK’s leading company formation agents, authorised by Companies House. By using our services, you can benefit from our highly rated customer service and the value for money we offer.

Ready to Register Your UK Company?

Join Hundreds of GoForma's Satisfied Clients - Check Our Google and TrustPilot Reviews! GoForma is here to guide you through the seamless process of UK Company Registration and Formation. Let's start your business journey today. Book a free consultation today to get started!

Frequently asked questions

What is Company Formation?

Company formation refers to the process of creating a legally recognized business entity, such as a limited company, enabling it to operate as a separate legal entity distinct from its owners.

What is a Limited Company?

A limited company is a business structure with separate legal status from its owners, providing limited liability protection and potential tax benefits.

How Long Does It Take to Form a Company?

It usually takes 3 to 6 working hours to form a company with GoForma; although this can take up to 24 hours, depending on Companies House workload on the day.

What Details Do I Need to Form a Company?

You'll need basic information, such as a unique company name, registered office address, and details of directors and shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC), including full names, residential addresses, occupations, dates of birth and nationalities.

Do I Need a Business Bank Account?

While not mandatory, it is advisable to open a business bank account to simplify financial transactions, keep personal and business finances separate, and maintain clean financial records.

When can I start trading with my new company?

You can start trading through your new limited company immediately after it is registered at Companies House.

Can You Set Up a UK Company from Abroad?

Setting up a UK company while living abroad is possible with our expert support. We guide non-residents through the legal requirements, help choose a registered office address, and offer advice on tax implications and business structure considerations. Our seamless coordination ensures hassle-free company formation, even if you're not physically present in the UK.

UK Company Registration - Set Up a Limited Company

£25/mo + VAT

Need help with UK company registration? Hire expert company formation agents for company registration, setting up a limited company, and company incorporation.

FAQs

Free trial period

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  • You can sign up for a free trial period of 30 days without a credit card
  • After signing up you'll have access to an online dashboard which will walk through everything we need to activate your account
  • We are happy to extend your free trial period if you need longer before switching your accountant
  • You get unlimited access to an accountant, FreeAgent accounting software, business mail received at your registered address and partner discounts
  • Only one free trial allowed per Limited Company and contact
  • Once your free trial is nearing the end, we will request a payment method. Your account will be closed within 14 days if you do not continue with our service after your free trial.

Switching accountant

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  • We won't charge you anything to switch your accounts
  • We can offer a £10/month discount if you have an RBS, Natwest or Mettle bank account - this is easily requested in your dashboard
  • The FreeAgent mobile app lets you easily scan receipts and send invoices
  • FreeAgent accounting software directly integrates with all main high street banking lenders apart from Metro bank
  • We will get your FreeAgent account all set up and import data from your previous accountant
  • We tried and tested a range of accounting software on the market and we think FreeAgent is the best option

Accounting software

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  • We include FreeAgent software with any of our packages
  • We can offer a £10/month discount if you have an RBS, Natwest or Mettle bank account - this is easily requested in your dashboard
  • The FreeAgent mobile app lets you easily scan receipts and send invoices
  • FreeAgent accounting software directly integrates with all main high street banking lenders apart from Metro bank
  • We will get your FreeAgent account all set up and import data from your previous accountant
  • We tried and tested a range of accounting software on the market and we think FreeAgent is the best option

Registered address

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  • We will need a proof of ID and address for each company director before we can handle your mail
  • We can help you switch your registered address on Companies House
  • Your registered address will be at our central London office at: 40 Bowling Green, London, EC1R 0NE

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What are the tax implications of company dissolution?

How long does the company dissolution process take?

Can You Set Up a UK Company from Abroad?

When can I start trading with my new company?

Do I Need a Business Bank Account?

What Details Do I Need to Form a Company?

How Long Does It Take to Form a Company?

What is a Limited Company?

What is Company Formation?

Do I need an accountant for cryptocurrency?

Can I report and pay money to HMRC in cryptocurrencies?

Do self-employed individuals have to pay tax on their wages paid in crypto currencies?

Is crypto trading the same as NFTs for tax purposes?

Do HMRC know about my cryptoassets?

Can I claim crypto losses on taxes UK?

What if I receive a 'Nudge Letter'?

How Do I Include Crypto Assets On My Self Assessment Tax Return?

How do I know which tax I need to pay regarding my cryptoassets?

Sole Trader or Limited Company: Which One is Best for Locum Pharmacists?

How much do accountants in Leicester charge for their services?

Do Instagram influencers and Youtubers have to pay tax?

What is the most common mistake that influencers make when it comes to their finances?

Can an accountant assist me during an audit by tax authorities?

How can I ensure my accountant keeps my financial information confidential?

How do I choose the right accountant for my business in Nottingham?

How much does it cost to hire an accountant in Nottingham?

How can accounting services improve the visibility of my Amazon business?

Can we contact GoForma through social media?

How much does an accountant charge in Leeds?

How do you handle the security and privacy of our financial data?

How do you choose good accounting software for small businesses?

Do you offer audit services for businesses in Leeds?

Why do tech companies need specialized accountants for tech startups for their financial management?

What are the common accounting mistakes startups should avoid?

What are R&D tax credits, and can startups benefit from them?

What accounting software is suitable for startups?

Should startups hire an accountant or do it themselves?

How are Property Accountancy Services Priced?

How Does a Landlord Accountant Add Value to Real Estate Business?

Do Property Investors Need Local Accountants?

Is IR35 applicable to all contractors and businesses?

Do you provide accounting services for e-commerce businesses?

How can you help me manage my cash flow effectively?

Do you handle the preparation of annual accounts for my company?

What accounting services do you provide in Manchester in the United Kingdom?

How much do accountants in Birmingham charge for accounting services?

How can accountants help small businesses in Birmingham?

What expenses can I claim as a photographer?

Are photographers sole traders?

Why should healthcare professionals hire a medical accountant?

What is the role of an accountant in the healthcare industry?

Can you assist with Companies House registration and compliance?

Do you offer tax services for self-employed GPs?

How does National Insurance affect my tax obligations?

Do you have experience working with NHS professionals?

What payroll services does GoForma offer?

Which Business Structure Should a Locum Choose?

How can IT contractors ensure the security and confidentiality of their financial information?

What are the benefits of hiring a local IT contractor accountant in London?

Can accountants for IT contractors assist with setting up a limited company?

What is IR35 compliance, and why is it important for IT contractors?

How can IT contractors benefit from tax planning services?

Why do IT contractors need specialist contractor accountants?

Do doctors need accountants?

Can GoForma assist with my NHS pension even if I am not practising as a medical professional?

Is there a medical accountant near me?

What sets GoForma apart as accountants for creative agencies in the UK?

Are there creative industry accountants near me?

Why do I need a specialized accountant for my creative business?

How often do I need to file my accounts?

How much does it cost per month?

Do I get an accountant?