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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

£89.99 £179.99
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Limited Company Formation Online

Including Companies House £12.00 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 £12.00. 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

Delivered by email

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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)

Add a business bank account to one of our packages and get up to 25 months’ of free business banking.

Fully Inclusive a simple online application form for your chosen bank and we will prepare your application and send it directly to your bank, as part of your order. Our current banking partners are:

Barclays: 12 months’ of free business banking.

NatWest: Bank whenever it suits you, using simple online and App banking.

Mettle: Add receipts to transactions via an App.

Cashplus: No credit checks, with Mastercard Business card.

Tide: Comes with accounting and invoicing integration via an App.

Monzo: Free instant UK bank transfers, FSCS protection, spending notifications and Pots for separating your money.

Countingup: Bookkeeping and invoicing software is built into this state-of-the-art online banking solution.

ANNA: Create and chase invoices, and calculate your tax owed to HMRC via this cutting-edge online banking solution.

Please note: This offer is only available to companies with UK resident directors and shareholders. Companies with overseas directors and shareholders are not eligible for this offer.

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

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Free .com or .co.uk Website Domain Name

We have partnered with one of the UK’s leading domain name providers to offer you a free .com or .co.uk website domain name for 1 year, and help establish the online presence of your new business.

Please note: The price of a .com or co.uk domain will be £0.00 (Ex VAT) when registered with names.co.uk for 1 year using the voucher code supplied. Discounts apply for the first billing period only and do not apply to renewals. Offer must be redeemed within 30 days and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply. Limited to 1 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

All company directors, shareholders who are persons with significant control (PSC), and company secretaries must provide a service address where statutory mail from a number of official government bodies can be sent to them personally. This address will appear on public record, so most people prefer not to use their home address for this purpose.

With this facility, our London Service Address will show on the public record rather than your home address. This service includes the scanning and emailing of all UK government mail and Court documents addressed to a company officer, free of charge.

This item provides a service address for one person and is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at a cost of £26.00 +VAT. Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

Please note: Forwarding of service address mail by scan and email is free of charge. Mail will be forwarded on a daily basis.

Full set of Printed Company Documents

Delivered by post

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Full Set of Printed Company Documents

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House we will deliver 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.

Confirmation Statement

Preparation and filing of your first annual statement

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Filing of the First Confirmation Statement

It is a legal requirement to submit a Confirmation Statement to Companies House at least once each year, keeping them informed and up-to-date with your latest company details. The Confirmation Statement is basically a snapshot of general information about your company on the date of filing the Statement. It includes details of the company’s principal business activity, directors (and company secretary if applicable), the registered office, share capital, shareholdings and people with significant control.

An experienced member of our staff will prepare and submit your Confirmation Statement to Companies House before the due date, ensuring this will be done on time and with total accuracy.

The Confirmation Statement should not be confused with the annual accounts, which are financial documents, usually prepared by an accountant.

Please note: This service is renewable every 12 months and does not include the Companies House filing fee of £13.00. At the time of filing your first confirmation statement, we will take payment of £13.00 using your payment card details securely stored in your account.

Notice will always be given in advance of your renewal date and you will be able to cancel the service.

VAT Registration

Our experts will register your company for VAT

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VAT Registration

Allow our highly trained staff to handle the formalities of your VAT registration.

If your turnover is expected to exceed £85,000 in the next 12 months, it is a legal requirement to register for VAT, unless the supplies are exempt.

If your turnover is not expected to exceed £85,000, there are a number of reasons why many companies choose to register for VAT voluntarily. For example:

  • The ability to claim back VAT on goods and services purchased by the company.
  • Raise the corporate image of the company, by appearing to be bigger than you actually are.
  • Enable deals with suppliers and customers who are not willing to deal with companies that are not VAT registered.

The VAT registration process explained

As soon as your company is incorporated, we will send you a questionnaire by email, asking for some additional information necessary to complete your VAT registration application with HMRC.

We will then apply for your VAT registration online. This process can take up to 30 days.

Once your VAT registration has been approved, we will send your VAT Registration Number to you by email. Your VAT Registration Certificate will be sent to you by post by HMRC.

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

As soon as your company is incorporated, we will send you a questionnaire by email, asking for some additional information necessary to complete your PAYE registration application with HMRC.

We will then apply for your PAYE registration online. This process normally takes around 3 weeks, and all of your PAYE information will be sent to you by post directly from HMRC.

If your first payday is less than 3 weeks away, do not be concerned. You should process your salary or salaries on the date of your first payday, and complete your PAYE return when you receive your registration information from HMRC. If your first filing is late, HMRC will take into account the timing of your registration, so there should be no issues arising from this filing.

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.

A business address in the heart of London’s West End is an excellent 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.

This service is renewable on a 12 monthly basis at the cost of £96.00. 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 mail to you is not included. Mail forwarding will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%.

Call Answering Service for 12 months

Including business telephone number (worth £199.99)

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Call Answering Service for 12 months

Two dedicated receptionists will be assigned to your company and will answer your business calls during normal working hours. Your receptionists will answer your calls in your company name and will follow the call instructions provided by you.

After receiving a call, we will transfer and announce the call to you, or alternatively take a message and forward it to you by email or SMS, at no further cost.

Outside normal working hours, we can provide you with a personal voicemail service which your receptionists will manage for you. Voicemail messages will be sent to you by email the following working day.

Alternatively, if you wish to answer out of hours calls yourself, we can easily divert the calls to a number of your choice.

Business Telephone Number

We will also provide you with your own unique 020 London or regional telephone number. You can use this number as your new business number on your company stationery, website, advertising, etc.

Call forwarding will be charged at BT Standard Rates.

Renewals

This service is free (excl. call charges) for the first 12 months, and then will automatically renew every month at a cost of £199.99 +VAT.

Basic

£11.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation with digital company documents

Privacy

£19.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation with digital company documents
  • Home address privacy protection

Privacy Plus

£39.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation with digital company documents
  • Home address privacy protection
  • Printed set of company documents
  • GDPR Pack and filing of the confirmation statement

Fully Inclusive

£179.99 £89.99
What's included Order
  • Limited company formation with digital company documents
  • Home address privacy protection
  • Printed set of company documents
  • GDPR Pack and filing of the confirmation statement
  • VAT & PAYE registrations
  • Business address and call answering services

Prefer to order by telephone?

If you are not confident in completing your new company order online - call our friendly team
and we will complete your order by telephone.

020 3908 0044

Frequently asked questions

What package do I need?

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.

Can I buy the Basic Package and add services at a later date?

Yes, you can add additional services later from the Shop area in your Company Manager Portal; however, they will not be at the discounted prices of the packages.

Can I order my new company by telephone?

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.

What information do I need provide to form a company?

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.

Can a non-resident form a UK company?

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 Wise UK business bank account, which is the simplest and quickest banking solution for non-UK residents.

Can I get a business bank account for my new company?

Yes, we provide up to 8 business bank accounts for our UK customers to include in their company formation, including Barclays, NatWest, Tide, Monzo, Cashplus, ANNA, Mettle, and Countingup.

We also offer a Wise business bank account for our non-UK resident customers to send, spend and receive multiple currencies with the real exchange rate. You will get a UK account number and sort code, Eurozone IBAN, and US account and routing number within minutes, regardless of where you are in the world.

The Wise 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. There is a fixed one-time onboarding fee of £45.00 (or equivalent in local currency).

How long does it take to form a new company?

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 3 to 6 working hours to approve your new company registration. Please note this is subject to Companies House workload on the day and it can take up to 24 hours.

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.

How many shares do I need to issue?

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.

What is the difference between the address services included in the packages?

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.

What is a SIC code and can I have more than one?

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.

How do I obtain my free domain name?

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.

Do I need to provide ID?

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.

If I change my mind and want to close down my company - is this difficult and costly?

It is a simple process to close a limited company. Quality Company Formations offer a Company Dissolution Service at a cost of £49.99 + 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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Your company is 10 times less likely to be rejected

We provide a free check of all new company registration orders for omissions and errors
- greatly reducing the chances of rejection by Companies House.

Less chance of rejection

Our checking process reduces the average rejection rate of UK company applications, from 10% to just 1%

Perfect documents

We are able to fix typos and errors before they appear on the finished company documents.

...and it's free!

QCF review our clients' company applications, and handle the rejections free of charge.