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Private Limited Company

The most popular type of trading company in the UK
is a private company limited by shares – providing
its owners with limited liability.

Fully Inclusive

£129.99 £219.99
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Limited Company Formation Online

Including Companies House £50.00 filing fee

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Limited Company Formation Online

Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £50.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 24 hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

Full set of Digital Company Documents

Delivered by email

×

Full Set of Digital Company Documents and Registers

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents and registers to you by email, including:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Share Certificates
  • Company Registers with First Entries
  • Web Filing Authentication Code (required to use Companies House web filing system)

Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

Choose an account from up to 8 banking partners

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Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

UK customers

You can add a free business bank account to one of our packages and receive up to 1 year of free business banking.

Simply complete a short application form for your chosen bank, and we’ll send this directly to your bank as part of your order. Our current bank partners including NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Barclays, Monzo, ANNA and Cashplus.

International and UK customers

Both international customers based overseas and UK customers can add a business bank account for free to WorldFirst at the final stage of their order, upon completion of the company details section of the application form.

WorldFirst provide a UK bank account number and sort code, and the ability to open over 10 local currency accounts for no extra charge.

Please note: Business bank account for UK customers are only available to companies with UK resident shareholders and directors. Companies containing non-UK resident shareholders and directors are only eligible to apply for a WorldFirst UK business bank account. Account openings are subject to approval for all banking referral partners.

Free Pre-Submission Review

Our experts will check your order for mistakes

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Free Pre-Submission Review

When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

Including free lifetime company support by our experts

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Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

  • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
  • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
  • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
  • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
  • View payment history and renew services.
  • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
  • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
  • Manage your payment cards.
  • Renew your annual subscription services.
  • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.

Free Domain Name

Get your own .com or .co.uk domain name for 1 year

×

Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

Registered Office Address for 12 months

Keeping your home address off the public record

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Registered Office Address London WC2

Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.

This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all official government mail addressed to your company, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

This service includes the scanning and emailing of all UK government mail and Court documents addressed to your company, free of charge.

This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

Please note: The forwarding of official registered office mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

1 x Service Address for 12 months

Protecting the privacy of an officer's home address

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1 x Service Address Covent Garden, London WC2

When you form a limited company, you need to provide a service address (sometimes referred to as a correspondence address) for each director, shareholder, secretary (an optional appointment) and person with significant contol.

Companies House, and other government bodies (such as HMRC) will then use this address as the contact address for said role.

Whilst using a home address as the service address is permitted, it is not recommended as it is placed on the public register, meaning anyone can easily find it.

By using this service you can protect your address from the public register by using our Covent Garden address as the service address for one of your company officers.

When government mail does arrive (and any Court document), we will scan and email this to you (at no extra cost).

About renewals: This service renews at £26.00 (+VAT) on a yearly basis. You will receive a notification as the renewal date nears, you can then cancel the service if you wish.

Full set of Printed Company Documents

Delivered by post

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Full Set of Printed Company Documents

Once your company has been formed we will mail a full set of company documents to you by Royal Mail post, including:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Share Certificates

GDPR Compliance Package

Save money on legal fees, incl. documents and templates

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GDPR Compliance Package

This valuable package provides all the guidance and templates your company needs to quickly and inexpensively become fully GDPR compliant.

In May 2018, the UK introduced new legislation based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), governing how companies collect, process and store data. GDPR significantly increases the responsibilities all companies have when it comes to handling customer and employee data. Breaches of GDPR can lead to very large fines.

Avoid hours of research and fines by using our GDPR guidance and template documents contained within this comprehensive package.

Business Address Service for 12 months

Providing a 'virtual office' mail forwarding service

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Business Address Service London WC2

Quality Company Formations' London business address service allows you to use our prestigious Covent Garden address for your everyday business correspondence.

An address based in central London is an ideal way to improve the image of your company and impress potential clients.

All mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice by 1st class post, on a daily basis.

Please note: This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00. We will give notice in advance of your renewal date. You will then have the option to cancel if you wish. The forwarding of mail to you is not included. Mail forwarding will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.

Confirmation Statement

Preparation and filing of your first annual statement

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Filing of the First Confirmation Statement

(including Companies House filing fee)

The Confirmation Statement is a report that notifies Companies House if the information that they hold on record is correct.

Your company will need to file a Confirmation Statement on a yearly basis, even if it is not trading. This is a legal requirement.

With this service our dedicated team will ensure your Confirmation Statement is prepared and filed accurately and in accordance with your deadline.

Important: The Companies House filing fee of £34.00 is included.

This service renews annually at £49.99 and includes the Companies House filing fee of £34.00. You will be emailed in advance and given the opportunity to cancel if you wish.

VAT Registration

Our experts will register your company for VAT

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VAT Registration

Our highly trained staff will process your VAT registration, quickly and accurately.

If you expect your company’s turnover to exceed £90,000 in the next 12 months, you are legally required to register for VAT, unless your company's supplies are exempt.

If your company’s turnover is not expected to exceed £90,000, you should consider voluntarily registering for VAT anyway.

For example:

  • You will be able to claim back VAT on goods and services your company purchases
  • Enhance the corporate image of your company by making it appear larger than it actually is
  • Enable contractual agreements with customers and suppliers who aren’t willing to deal with companies that are not VAT registered.

The VAT registration process – explained

As soon as your company has been formed, you will receive a questionnaire by email from us, where we will ask you to provide some additional information to allow us to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.

We will then make your VAT registration application online. The timeline for the approval of new VAT registrations is subject to the information received and HMRC's workload, which can vary significantly.

Once HMRC has approved your company’s VAT registration, we will send your company’s VAT Registration Number to you by email. HMRC will then send your VAT Registration Certificate to you directly by post.

PAYE Registration

Our experts will register your company for PAYE

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PAYE Registration

If you have employees or directors who will be taking a salary from your company, it is a legal requirement to register for PAYE with HMRC.

Failure to register promptly can result in penalties, so why not let our highly trained staff take care of this for you to ensure everything is processed correctly.

The PAYE registration process explained

Once your company has been registered, you will receive a questionnaire from us by email, in which we will ask you for some more information we need to apply for your PAYE registration to HMRC.

Once this has been received by us, we will apply to HMRC for your PAYE Registration. This process usually takes around 3 weeks, and HMRC will send you out your PAYE Registration information directly by post.

If your first payday is within the next 21 days, don’t be concerned. Process your salary(s) as normal on the date of your first payday, then complete your PAYE return once you have received your registration information from HMRC. In instances when your first filing is late, HMRC will take into consideration the timing of your registration, so you shouldn’t experience any issues arising from this filing.

Full Company Secretary Service for 12 months

Our premier service offering (worth £149.99)

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Full Company Secretary Service

Our Full Company Secretary Service is our premium service, providing 15 company changes per year to ensure your company stays compliant, and much more.

What's included?

  • Up to fifteen changes to your company per year, including director appointments, share transfers and share allotments free of charge (additional transactions thereafter are charged at our standard rates).
  • Preparation and filing of your annual Confirmation Statement, including the Companies House filing fee of £34.00.
  • Preparation, maintenance and storage of your five company registers (including the statutory Register of Members, as required by the Companies Act 2006).
  • Exclusive solicitor-written guidance notes covering key topics and processes you must be aware of when running a company (such as the directors' duties and entering into contracts).
  • A dedicated account manager, who is an experienced company secretarial professional, is on hand to answer your questions and process your instructions.

Renewal Cost

Our Full Company Secretary Service is renewable annually at the cost of £149.99. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will have the right to cancel the service.

Private Limited Company

The most popular type of trading company in the UK is a private company limited by shares – providing its owners with limited liability.

Basic

£51.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation online
    ×

    Limited Company Formation Online

    Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £50.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

  • Full set of Digital Company Documents
    ×

    Full Set of Digital Company Documents and Registers

    As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents and registers to you by email, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
    • Company Registers with First Entries
    • Web Filing Authentication Code (required to use Companies House web filing system)
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
    ×

    Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

    UK customers

    You can add a free business bank account to one of our packages and receive up to 1 year of free business banking.

    Simply complete a short application form for your chosen bank, and we’ll send this directly to your bank as part of your order. Our current bank partners including NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Barclays, Monzo, ANNA and Cashplus.

    International and UK customers

    Both international customers based overseas and UK customers can add a business bank account for free to WorldFirst at the final stage of their order, upon completion of the company details section of the application form.

    WorldFirst provide a UK bank account number and sort code, and the ability to open over 10 local currency accounts for no extra charge.

    Please note: Business bank accounts for UK customers are only available to companies with UK resident shareholders and directors. Companies containing non-UK resident shareholders and directors are only eligible to apply for a WorldFirst UK business bank account. Account openings are subject to approval for all banking referral partners.

  • Free Pre-Submission Review
    ×

    Free Pre-Submission Review

    When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
    ×

    Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

    We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

    • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
    • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
    • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
    • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
    • View payment history and renew services.
    • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
    • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
    • Manage your payment cards.
    • Renew your annual subscription services.
    • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.
  • Free Domain Name
    ×

    Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

    Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

    About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

Privacy

£67.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation online
    ×

    Limited Company Formation Online

    Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £50.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

  • Full set of Digital Company Documents
    ×

    Full Set of Digital Company Documents and Registers

    As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents and registers to you by email, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
    • Company Registers with First Entries
    • Web Filing Authentication Code (required to use Companies House web filing system)
  • Free Business Banking (Optional)
    ×

    Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

    UK customers

    You can add a free business bank account to one of our packages and receive up to 1 year of free business banking.

    Simply complete a short application form for your chosen bank, and we’ll send this directly to your bank as part of your order. Our current bank partners including NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Barclays, Monzo, ANNA and Cashplus.

    International and UK customers

    Both international customers based overseas and UK customers can add a business bank account for free to WorldFirst at the final stage of their order, upon completion of the company details section of the application form.

    WorldFirst provide a UK bank account number and sort code, and the ability to open over 10 local currency accounts for no extra charge.

    Please note: Business bank accounts for UK customers are only available to companies with UK resident shareholders and directors. Companies containing non-UK resident shareholders and directors are only eligible to apply for a WorldFirst UK business bank account. Account openings are subject to approval for all banking referral partners.

  • Free Pre-Submission Review
    ×

    Free Pre-Submission Review

    When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
    ×

    Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

    We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

    • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
    • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
    • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
    • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
    • View payment history and renew services.
    • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
    • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
    • Manage your payment cards.
    • Renew your annual subscription services.
    • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.
  • Free Domain Name
    ×

    Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

    Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

    About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

  • Registered Office Address for 12 months
    ×

    Registered Office Address London WC2

    Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.

    This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all official government mail addressed to your company, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

    This service includes the scanning and emailing of all UK government mail and Court documents addressed to your company, free of charge.

    This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

    Please note: The forwarding of official registered office mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

  • 1 x Service Address for 12 months
    ×

    1 x Service Address Covent Garden, London WC2

    When you form a limited company, you need to provide a service address (sometimes referred to as a correspondence address) for each director, shareholder, secretary (an optional appointment) and person with significant contol.

    Companies House, and other government bodies (such as HMRC) will then use this address as the contact address for said role.

    Whilst using a home address as the service address is permitted, it is not recommended as it is placed on the public register, meaning anyone can easily find it.

    By using this service you can protect your address from the public register by using our Covent Garden address as the service address for one of your company officers.

    When government mail does arrive (and any Court document), we will scan and email this to you (at no extra cost).

    About renewals: This service renews at £26.00 (+VAT) on a yearly basis. You will receive a notification as the renewal date nears, you can then cancel the service if you wish.

Privacy Plus

£79.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation online
    ×

    Limited Company Formation Online

    Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £50.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

  • Full set of Digital Company Documents
    ×

    Full Set of Digital Company Documents and Registers

    As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents and registers to you by email, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
    • Company Registers with First Entries
    • Web Filing Authentication Code (required to use Companies House web filing system)
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
    ×

    Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

    UK customers

    You can add a free business bank account to one of our packages and receive up to 1 year of free business banking.

    Simply complete a short application form for your chosen bank, and we’ll send this directly to your bank as part of your order. Our current bank partners including NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Barclays, Monzo, ANNA and Cashplus.

    International and UK customers

    Both international customers based overseas and UK customers can add a business bank account for free to WorldFirst at the final stage of their order, upon completion of the company details section of the application form.

    WorldFirst provide a UK bank account number and sort code, and the ability to open over 10 local currency accounts for no extra charge.

    Please note: Business bank accounts for UK customers are only available to companies with UK resident shareholders and directors. Companies containing non-UK resident shareholders and directors are only eligible to apply for a WorldFirst UK business bank account. Account openings are subject to approval for all banking referral partners.

  • Free Pre-Submission Review
    ×

    Free Pre-Submission Review

    When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
    ×

    Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

    We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

    • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
    • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
    • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
    • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
    • View payment history and renew services.
    • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
    • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
    • Manage your payment cards.
    • Renew your annual subscription services.
    • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.
  • Free Domain Name
    ×

    Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

    Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

    About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

  • Registered Office Address for 12 months
    ×

    Registered Office Address London WC2

    Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.

    This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all official government mail addressed to your company, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

    This service includes the scanning and emailing of all UK government mail and Court documents addressed to your company, free of charge.

    This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

    Please note: The forwarding of official registered office mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

  • 1 x Service Address for 12 months
    ×

    1 x Service Address Covent Garden, London WC2

    When you form a limited company, you need to provide a service address (sometimes referred to as a correspondence address) for each director, shareholder, secretary (an optional appointment) and person with significant contol.

    Companies House, and other government bodies (such as HMRC) will then use this address as the contact address for said role.

    Whilst using a home address as the service address is permitted, it is not recommended as it is placed on the public register, meaning anyone can easily find it.

    By using this service you can protect your address from the public register by using our Covent Garden address as the service address for one of your company officers.

    When government mail does arrive (and any Court document), we will scan and email this to you (at no extra cost).

    About renewals: This service renews at £26.00 (+VAT) on a yearly basis. You will receive a notification as the renewal date nears, you can then cancel the service if you wish.

  • Full set of Printed Company Documents
    ×

    Full Set of Printed Company Documents

    Once your company has been formed we will mail a full set of company documents to you by Royal Mail post, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
  • GDPR Compliance Package
    ×

    GDPR Compliance Package

    This valuable package provides all the guidance and templates your company needs to quickly and inexpensively become fully GDPR compliant.

    In May 2018, the UK introduced new legislation based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), governing how companies collect, process and store data. GDPR significantly increases the responsibilities all companies have when it comes to handling customer and employee data. Breaches of GDPR can lead to very large fines.

    Avoid hours of research and fines by using our GDPR guidance and template documents contained within this comprehensive package.

  • Business Address Service for 12 months
    ×

    Business Address Service London WC2

    Quality Company Formations' London business address service allows you to use our prestigious Covent Garden address for your everyday business correspondence.

    An address based in central London is an ideal way to improve the image of your company and impress potential clients.

    All mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice by 1st class post, on a daily basis.

    Please note: This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00. We will give notice in advance of your renewal date. You will then have the option to cancel if you wish. The forwarding of mail to you is not included. Mail forwarding will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.

Fully Inclusive

£219.99 £129.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation online
    ×

    Limited Company Formation Online

    Take 5 minutes to complete our online application form, and we will review and forward it to Companies House with your filing fee of £50.00. Your new company will usually be ready within 3 to 6 working hours, although this is subject to Companies House workload.

  • Full set of Digital Company Documents
    ×

    Full Set of Digital Company Documents and Registers

    As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver a full set of company documents and registers to you by email, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
    • Company Registers with First Entries
    • Web Filing Authentication Code (required to use Companies House web filing system)
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
    ×

    Free Business Bank Account (Optional)

    UK customers

    You can add a free business bank account to one of our packages and receive up to 1 year of free business banking.

    Simply complete a short application form for your chosen bank, and we’ll send this directly to your bank as part of your order. Our current bank partners including NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Barclays, Monzo, ANNA and Cashplus.

    International and UK customers

    Both international customers based overseas and UK customers can add a business bank account for free to WorldFirst at the final stage of their order, upon completion of the company details section of the application form.

    WorldFirst provide a UK bank account number and sort code, and the ability to open over 10 local currency accounts for no extra charge.

    Please note: Business bank accounts for UK customers are only available to companies with UK resident shareholders and directors. Companies containing non-UK resident shareholders and directors are only eligible to apply for a WorldFirst UK business bank account. Account openings are subject to approval for all banking referral partners.

  • Free Pre-Submission Review
    ×

    Free Pre-Submission Review

    When it comes to company formation, administrative oversights can be costly and time-consuming. In order to prevent mistakes, our professional advisors conduct a thorough review of every single order before submitting it to Companies House.

  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
    ×

    Free Online Portal to Manage your Company

    We provide a free online customer area which allows you to monitor and update your company details from one place. This facility has a range of features including:

    • Email reminders of key filing dates for your companies.
    • The ability to easily make changes to officer details, company addresses, and file your Confirmation Statement online.
    • Register a new company without having to re-enter all the same information.
    • Import existing companies and control everything in one place.
    • View payment history and renew services.
    • Access and download your digital company documents at any time.
    • Access and download your official government and business mail at any time.
    • Manage your payment cards.
    • Renew your annual subscription services.
    • Purchase additional products and services from the Shop.
  • Free Domain Name
    ×

    Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

    Our partnership with Names.co.uk means that everyone who forms a company with us qualifies for a free (for 1 year) .co.uk / .com (it’s your choice) domain name. Perfect for getting your new business up and running with an online presence.

    About this offer: Price of the domain is £0.00 (Ex VAT), when purchased with Names.co.uk. Discount applies to the first year only and will not be applied to any renewals. Offer must be redeemed by the customer within 30 days of being sent the exclusive voucher code. Can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Terms & conditions apply. 1 voucher code, with one use, per customer.

  • Registered Office Address for 12 months
    ×

    Registered Office Address London WC2

    Protect the privacy of your home with our prestigious London registered office address.

    This service allows you to maintain the privacy of your home address, as our prestigious Covent Garden, London address will appear on public record as the official address of your company. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all official government mail addressed to your company, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

    This service includes the scanning and emailing of all UK government mail and Court documents addressed to your company, free of charge.

    This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £39.00. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

    Please note: The forwarding of official registered office mail by scan and email is free. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

  • 1 x Service Address for 12 months
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    1 x Service Address Covent Garden, London WC2

    When you form a limited company, you need to provide a service address (sometimes referred to as a correspondence address) for each director, shareholder, secretary (an optional appointment) and person with significant contol.

    Companies House, and other government bodies (such as HMRC) will then use this address as the contact address for said role.

    Whilst using a home address as the service address is permitted, it is not recommended as it is placed on the public register, meaning anyone can easily find it.

    By using this service you can protect your address from the public register by using our Covent Garden address as the service address for one of your company officers.

    When government mail does arrive (and any Court document), we will scan and email this to you (at no extra cost).

    About renewals: This service renews at £26.00 (+VAT) on a yearly basis. You will receive a notification as the renewal date nears, you can then cancel the service if you wish.

  • Full set of Printed Company Documents
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    Full Set of Printed Company Documents

    Once your company has been formed we will mail a full set of company documents to you by Royal Mail post, including:

    • Certificate of Incorporation
    • Memorandum & Articles of Association
    • Share Certificates
  • GDPR Compliance Package
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    GDPR Compliance Package

    This valuable package provides all the guidance and templates your company needs to quickly and inexpensively become fully GDPR compliant.

    In May 2018, the UK introduced new legislation based on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), governing how companies collect, process and store data. GDPR significantly increases the responsibilities all companies have when it comes to handling customer and employee data. Breaches of GDPR can lead to very large fines.

    Avoid hours of research and fines by using our GDPR guidance and template documents contained within this comprehensive package.

  • Confirmation Statement
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    Filing of the First Confirmation Statement

    (including Companies House filing fee)

    The Confirmation Statement is a report that notifies Companies House if the information that they hold on record is correct.

    Your company will need to file a Confirmation Statement on a yearly basis, even if it is not trading. This is a legal requirement.

    With this service our dedicated team will ensure your Confirmation Statement is prepared and filed accurately and in accordance with your deadline.

    Important: The Companies House filing fee of £34.00 is included.

    This service renews annually at £49.99 and includes the Companies House filing fee of £34.00. You will be emailed in advance and given the opportunity to cancel if you wish.

  • VAT Registration
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    VAT Registration

    Our highly trained staff will process your VAT registration, quickly and accurately.

    If you expect your company’s turnover to exceed £90,000 in the next 12 months, you are legally required to register for VAT, unless your company's supplies are exempt.

    If your company’s turnover is not expected to exceed £90,000, you should consider voluntarily registering for VAT anyway.

    For example:

    • You will be able to claim back VAT on goods and services your company purchases
    • Enhance the corporate image of your company by making it appear larger than it actually is
    • Enable contractual agreements with customers and suppliers who aren’t willing to deal with companies that are not VAT registered.

    The VAT registration process – explained

    As soon as your company has been formed, you will receive a questionnaire by email from us, where we will ask you to provide some additional information to allow us to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.

    We will then make your VAT registration application online. The timeline for the approval of new VAT registrations is subject to the information received and HMRC's workload, which can vary significantly.

    Once HMRC has approved your company’s VAT registration, we will send your company’s VAT Registration Number to you by email. HMRC will then send your VAT Registration Certificate to you directly by post.

  • PAYE Registration
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    PAYE Registration

    If you have employees or directors who will be taking a salary from your company, it is a legal requirement to register for PAYE with HMRC.

    Failure to register promptly can result in penalties, so why not let our highly trained staff take care of this for you to ensure everything is processed correctly.

    The PAYE registration process explained

    Once your company has been registered, you will receive a questionnaire from us by email, in which we will ask you for some more information we need to apply for your PAYE registration to HMRC.

    Once this has been received by us, we will apply to HMRC for your PAYE Registration. This process usually takes around 3 weeks, and HMRC will send you out your PAYE Registration information directly by post.

    If your first payday is within the next 21 days, don’t be concerned. Process your salary(s) as normal on the date of your first payday, then complete your PAYE return once you have received your registration information from HMRC. In instances when your first filing is late, HMRC will take into consideration the timing of your registration, so you shouldn’t experience any issues arising from this filing.

  • Business Address Service for 12 months
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    Business Address Service London WC2

    Quality Company Formations' London business address service allows you to use our prestigious Covent Garden address for your everyday business correspondence.

    An address based in central London is an ideal way to improve the image of your company and impress potential clients.

    All mail will be forwarded to an address of your choice by 1st class post, on a daily basis.

    Please note: This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00. We will give notice in advance of your renewal date. You will then have the option to cancel if you wish. The forwarding of mail to you is not included. Mail forwarding will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.

  • Full Company Secretary Service for 12 months
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    Full Company Secretary Service

    Our Full Company Secretary Service is our premium service, providing 15 company changes per year to ensure your company stays compliant, and much more.

    What's included?

    • Up to fifteen changes to your company per year, including director appointments, share transfers and share allotments free of charge (additional transactions thereafter are charged at our standard rates).
    • Preparation and filing of your annual Confirmation Statement, including the Companies House filing fee of £13.00.
    • Preparation, maintenance and storage of your five company registers (including the statutory Register of Members, as required by the Companies Act 2006).
    • Exclusive solicitor-written guidance notes covering key topics and processes you must be aware of when running a company (such as the directors' duties and entering into contracts).
    • A dedicated account manager, who is an experienced company secretarial professional, is on hand to answer your questions and process your instructions.

    Renewal Cost

    Our Full Company Secretary Service is renewable annually at the cost of £149.99. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will have the right to cancel the service.

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What is a private limited company?

A private limited company is a type of corporate entity that can be formed in the UK. It is the most popular vehicle for running a business with over 99% of registered companies being incorporated with this structure.

A private limited company has a separate legal personality. This means it can do a lot of things natural persons can do. For example, enter into contracts, and own assets. It is owned by its shareholders with day-to-day management being undertaken by the directors (although these can be the same people).

One of its key features is the concept of limited liability. The owners of the company are liable only to a restricted level, which means their personal assets are protected if the company runs into financial difficult. This is one of the key benefits of private limited companies, along with other things, such as tax efficiency, company name protection, and prestige.

The ‘private’ aspect refers to the fact companies registered in this form may not offer their shares for sale to the public, for example through a stock exchange.

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Frequently asked questions

Forming a limited company is a simple online process; however, before starting the process you will need the following information to hand: the company name, registered office address, director details, shareholder details (can be the same person as the director), and how many shares you want to issue.

For further reading, please have a look at our resource page: Information Required to Register a Company, which provides a useful company formation checklist.

It will take you no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete the online company application form on our website. Companies House will then usually take up to 24 hours to approve your new company registration. Please note this is subject to Companies House workload on the day.

If it is very important your company is incorporated as soon as possible, we would recommend you add the Guaranteed Same-Day Service to your order.

The cost of setting up a limited company depends on the method you use.

Our company formation packages start at £51.99 (Basic Package) and go up to £159.99 (Non-Residents Package), with the package prices always including the Companies House filing fee.

All our packages include digital copies of the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, share certificates, and company registers with first entries.

If you set up directly with Companies House, you will pay £50. However, Companies House only provides digital copies of the certificate of incorporation and memorandum of association. They will not provide a copy of the articles of association, nor do they provide share certificates or company registers.

Companies House also do not offer additional services such as a Registered Office Address Service or Confirmation Statement Services that are included in some of our packages.

If you use an accountant to set up your company, prices will vary. However, typically, they will charge in excess of £250 per company.

After you set up your limited company, you will receive a digital copy of the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, share certificate(s), and the company registers with the first entries.

Depending on the package you opt for, you can also receive a hard copy of the certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, and share certificate(s).

A limited company is owned by its members. These are more commonly referred to as shareholders. Members/shareholders who are named at the time of a company’s incorporation are also known as subscribers.

A limited company provides several benefits to its owners, including:

  • Limited liability - shareholders are financially protected if the company accrues debt.
  • Prestigious business structure - a limited company is an esteemed business model that will appeal to customers, partners, and investors.
  • Tax efficiency - it will depend on circumstance; however, it is generally considered to be the most tax-efficient business structure (particularly when compared to the sole trader model).
  • Brand protection - when you set up a limited company, you are stopping anyone else from using your company name (or a similar name).
  • Easy set-up - companies can be formed online in as little as 3 - 6 working hours.

Absolutely. A limited company can be formed by just one person who would be the director and shareholder (and usually also a person with significant control). Whilst you can form a company with one person, there is no limit on the number of people you choose to involve

Yes, you do not need to live in the UK to form a UK limited company. If you are at least 16 years old and not disqualified, you can form a company regardless of nationality or location.

Quality Company Formations provide a Non-Residents Package which is ideal for overseas customers who wish to form a UK limited company, as it provides the required address services and free international delivery of company documents. It also provides a WorldFirst UK business bank account, which is the simplest and quickest banking solution for non-UK residents.

The answer to this question depends on your requirements:

  • If you're operating on a tight budget you may wish to choose the Basic Package.
  • Do you need high quality printed company documents? The Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages will provide these.
  • Do you need privacy and do not want to display your home address on the public record? The Privacy, Privacy Plus and Fully Inclusive Packages provide registered office and service addresses.
  • If you need VAT registration - you may wish to consider the Fully Inclusive Package.
  • You may have a need for one of our specialist company formation packages, e.g. an LLP, or a limited by guarantee company for your charity business.

Why not give our friendly Customer Service Team a call at 020 3908 0044, who will be happy to hear from you and discuss your new company requirements.

Yes absolutely. Please call our Customer Service Team at 020 3908 0044 and one of company experts will process your company formation order with you by telephone.

We also offer a WorldFirst business bank account for our non-UK residents to send, spend and receive multiple currencies. You will get your own UK bank account number and sort code, as well as 10+ local currency accounts and the ability to spend in over 40+ currencies.

The WorldFirst account is included in our Non-Residents Package; however, it can also be added to your basket during the company order process with any other package. Account openings are subject to approval.

You must issue at least one share to form a limited company. If there is more than one shareholder, you must issue at least one share per person. Most new companies issue up to 100 Ordinary shares of £1 each. Issuing 100 share at £1 means you have flexibility to issue shares to other shareholders in the future and your liability is limited to £100.

The registered office and service address are legally required to form a limited company or LLP, and both are displayed on the public record. The registered office is the official address of a company, and the service address is the official address of a company director, PSC, company secretary or LLP member.

We provide a Registered Office Service and a Service Address Service, as many customers prefer to keep their home address private. All official government mail is sent to these addresses and as part of our service we will forward this mail to you by scan and email free of charge.

The business address is not a required address to register a limited company. The benefit of the Business Address Service is to provide a prestigious location and enhanced corporate image for your company. The forwarding of your general business correspondence is charged at the cost of the Royal Mail postage rates plus a 15% handling fee.

A SIC code or Standard Industrial Classification code is used to categorise a company's business activity. To register a limited company or LLP you must choose at least one SIC code, although you can choose up to four. Do not worry if you do not know the SIC code relevant to your business activity, Quality Company Formations provide a simple SIC code search tool where you can choose your SIC code or codes.

As soon as your new company has been registered at Companies House, we will send you an order fulfilled email. Within this email you will receive a voucher code and instructions on how to set up your new domain using the 'names.co.uk' website.

All company formation agents have a legal obligation to check Proof of ID and Address; however, most customers do not need to do anything, as we carry out digital checks using the information supplied in your online company application form.

Those customers who require to provide ID can do so in a matter of minutes using their mobile phone and a simple App which we will provide. This App is supplied free of charge.

It is a simple process to close a limited company. Quality Company Formations offer a Company Dissolution Service at a cost of £89.99 + VAT. This cost includes the Companies House fee, filing the DS01 form and providing the Board Resolution to approve the dissolution of the company.

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