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How to transfer company shares

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The process of transferring shares is when a limited company shareholder sells or gifts his or her shares to someone else. The recipient of these shares may be a new or existing shareholder. It is a very common procedure that arises for a variety of reasons, such as: The company needs to raise additional investment A new business partner is brought on board A shareholder wishes to leave the...

How to add limited company shareholders

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The ownership of limited companies can change at any time. This happens when new shareholders (members) join a company and when existing members leave. Whenever there is a change in ownership, the directors should ensure that the appropriate statutory registers are updated, and that Companies House is informed of the change at the next confirmation statement. Content summary: Adding a new...

What’s the difference between company shareholders and directors?

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Shareholders and directors are two very distinct roles within a limited company. In very simple terms, shareholders own the business and directors run it. The interesting thing, however, is that the same person can be both a shareholder and director. This means that you can set up and manage a limited company on your own, because you only need one shareholder and one director to form a company...

How to remove a shareholder from a limited company

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Shareholders can leave a company at any time for a number of reasons. Perhaps they’d like to recoup an investment, remove their association from a company or must simply be removed due to death. Whatever the reason, their shares need to be transferred by sale or gift to someone else, because you cannot have unallocated shares in your company. The new shareholder’s details should be recorded...