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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.

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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.

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.

Complete 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.

TSB: 25 months’ of free business banking.

Mettle (by Natwest): Add receipts to transactions via an App.

Cashplus: No credit checks, with Mastercard Business card.

Revolut: Built-in budgeting via a business account App.

Countingup: Categorise your income and expenses via an App.

CardOne: Comes with Corporate Mastercard and no credit check.

ANNA: Give co-workers their own debit cards and spending limits.

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.

Digital Certificate of Incorporation

Your Certificate of Incorporation delivered by email

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Digital Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a digital PDF version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A copy of your Mem & Arts delivered by email

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Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association

A digital copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Digital Share Certificate(s)

Your share certificate(s) delivered by email

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Digital Share Certificate(s)

A digital version of your share certificates sent by email. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

Digital Company Registers with First Entries

A set of your company's registers delivered by email

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Digital (PDF) Company Register with first entries

A digital version of your company's statutory registers, with the first entries completed at the date of incorporation. Our Company Register contains the following documents:

  • Register of Applications and Allotments.
  • Register of Members and Share Ledger.
  • Register of Transfers.
  • Register of Mortgages and Charges.
  • Register of Debentures.
  • Register of Sealings or Executions.
  • Register of Directors.
  • Register of PSC's.
  • Share Certificate(s).

Printed Certificate of Incorporation

A high quality printed Certificate of Incorporation

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Printed Certificate of Incorporation

We will send you a printed version of your company's Certificate of Incorporation. This is the document which verifies the company is officially registered with Companies House.

Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A high quality printed & bound copy of the Mem & Arts

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Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association

A printed and bound copy of your company's Memorandum & Articles of Association. These documents are required to form a company under the Companies Act 2006.

The Memorandum lists the subscribers to the company and confirms their intention to incorporate and take at least one share each.

The Articles of Association defines the rules which govern how the company will be run.

Printed Share Certificate(s)

A high quality printed copy of the share certificate(s)

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Printed Share Certificate(s)

A printed copy of your share certificates, sent by post. These official documents provide evidence of your ownership of shares in a limited company.

Registered Office Address, FREE 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.

Mail from the following government bodies are covered by this service: Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), The Pensions Regulator (TPR), Office for National Statistics, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Court documents.

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, FREE 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 official government mail addressed to a company officer, from a number of official government bodies, free of charge.

Mail from the following government bodies are covered by this service: Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), The Pensions Regulator (TPR), Office for National Statistics, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Court documents.

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.

Legal Documents and Notices Package

Provides digital and print copies of all your legal documents

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Legal Documents and Notices Package

An invaluable resource for new businesses, this package will save both time and money when it comes to gathering all of the legal documents you need for a functioning business. The legal contracts and notices package provides digital-and-print formatted versions of all the legal documents you will need, including:

  • Sales and Services Contracts.
  • Employment Contracts.
  • Health and Safety (policies, statements and assessments).
  • Website Notices (Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Cookies Policy).
  • And more...

VAT Registration

Our highly trained staff 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.

Confirmation Statement

Previously known as the Annual Return

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Confirmation Statement (Preparation & Filing)

Previously known as the Annual Return

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

Business Address Service, FREE 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%.

Basic

£12.99

Protect a company name by reserving your company name for future use.

What's included Order
  • Limited Company Formation Online
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
  • Free Pre-Submission Review
  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
  • Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name
  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Registers with First Entries

Print

£19.99

Perfect to get your business trading quickly.

What's included Order
  • Limited Company Formation Online
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
  • Free Pre-Submission Review
  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
  • Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name
  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Registers with First Entries
  • Printed Certificate of Incorporation
  • Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed First Board Meeting Minutes

Privacy

£29.99

A Limited company with both digital and printed documents - perfect for opening your bank account.

What's included Order
  • Limited Company Formation Online
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
  • Free Pre-Submission Review
  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
  • Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name
  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Registers with First Entries
  • Printed Certificate of Incorporation
  • Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed First Board Meeting Minutes
  • Legal Documents & Notices Package
  • Registered Office Address, London WC2
  • 1 x Service Address, London WC2

Complete

£89.99 £44.99

Provides privacy and an excellent corporate image with a Covent Garden business address.

What's included Order
  • Limited Company Formation Online
  • Free Business Bank Account (Optional)
  • Free Pre-Submission Review
  • Free Online Portal to Manage your Company
  • Free .com or .co.uk Domain Name
  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Registers with First Entries
  • Printed Certificate of Incorporation
  • Printed Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed First Board Meeting Minutes
  • Legal Documents & Notices Package
  • Confirmation Statement
  • VAT Registration
  • Registered Office Address, London WC2
  • 1 x Service Address, London WC2
  • Business Address Service, London WC2

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? All packages except for the Basic Package will provide these.
  • Do you need privacy and do not want to display your home address on the public record? The Privacy and Complete Packages provide registered office and service addresses.
  • If you need VAT registration - you may wish to consider the Complete 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.

We 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 TransferWise 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 order, including Barclays, TSB, Cashplus, CardOne, ANNA, Revolut, Mettle, and Countingup.

We also offer a TransferWise 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 TransferWise 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 ranging from £16-£21 (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, QCF 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. In most cases we supply the App free of charge; however, in some instances where checks are more expensive, we may ask you to pay £5.00 plus VAT to use the App.

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. QCF 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

QCF 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 dramatically reduces the average rejection rate of UK company applications, from 10% to just 1%

Perfect documents

We are able to fix typos and grammatical 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.

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