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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)

Choose from our 8 business bank account partners during the company formation process.

Barclays: Get 1 year of free banking. Your bank account will be opened within 5 working days.

NatWest: With a time-saving App and online banking facility. Apply for your account in just 10 minutes.

Mettle: Online account that allows you to add receipts and create invoices. Your account can be opened within minutes.

Cashplus: Online account with no credit checks. Once your details have been verified, your account number and sort code will be sent to you.

Tide: Manage all of your company’s financial administration from one place, with accounting and invoicing all taken care of via the App.

Monzo: Winner of the 2022 Best Business Banking Provider. Includes free UK transfers, instant notifications when you spend and 24/7 support.

Countingup: Online banking solution that automatically categorises your income and expenses with its innovative accounting software.

ANNA: Cutting-edge online banking solution that will create invoices and chase them when overdue. Your account can be opened in as little as 3 minutes.

Important: The above banks are only available to companies where the directors and shareholders live in the UK.

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

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.

Confirmation Statement

Preparation and filing of your first annual statement

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Filing of the First Confirmation Statement

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 package price does not include the £13 Companies House filing fee. This will be taken (using the card details we securely hold) when the Confirmation Statement is prepared.

This service renews on an annual basis at £44.99 (this does include the Companies House filing fee). You will be emailed in advance and given the chance 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 £85,000 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 £85,000, 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. This process may take up to 30 days.

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.

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%.

Call Answering Service for 12 months

Including business telephone number (worth £199.99)

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Call Answering Service for 12 months

We will provide your company with two dedicated receptionists, who will answer your company’s calls during ordinary working hours. Your dedicated receptionists will answer your calls using your company’s name, and will follow call instructions provided to us by you.

Once a call is received, we will transfer the call to you, providing you with details relating to the caller, or alternatively we will take a message and forward this message to you by SMS or email, at no additional cost.

Outside of ordinary working hours, we are able to provide you with a personalised voicemail service, which your receptionists will manage on your behalf. Messages received by voicemail will be sent to you by email on the following working day.

However, if you wish to answer your out of hours calls yourself, we can divert these calls to a phone number of your choice.

Business Telephone Number

We will give you your own regional or 020 London phone number, unique to you. You can then use this number on your company’s website, advertising, stationery, etc.

Forwarded calls will be charged BT’s standard rates.

Renewals

This service is free, excluding call charges, for the first year, and then renews automatically each year at a cost of £199.99 +VAT. We will give notice in advance of your renewal date. You will then have the option to cancel if you wish.

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.