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Public Limited Company Package

Register a PLC. Package includes a PLC trading certificate.
Order online or by telephone.

020 3908 0044

Public Limited Company

£79.99 Order

A Public Limited Company or PLC, is a company with limited liability whose shares can be advertised and sold to the public. This type of company may also be listed on a stock exchange.

PLC requirements:

  • A minimum of two directors must be appointed, together with a qualified company secretary, e.g. A chartered secretary, a solicitor, a chartered accountant.
  • It requires having a nominal share capital of at least £50,000. All allotted shares must be paid up to at least one quarter of their nominal value. Therefore, subscribers to a PLC must contribute a minimum of £12,500.
  • Before trading can commence, a trading certificate needs to be issued by Companies House to confirm the company has allotted the minimum share capital and a quarter of its value has been paid up.

Articles of Association: The model Articles included in this package may not be suitable for clients wishing to apply for a stock exchange listing. If you require a listing, we would advise using your own bespoke Articles.

What’s included

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 and may take longer.

All company formation agents, including ourselves, have a legal requirement to check Proof of ID and Proof of Address documents.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital Company Register

A set of company registers with first entries 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 Director's Residential Address
  • Register of Secretaries
  • Register of PSC's
  • Register of PSC's Residential Address

Digital Minutes of the First Board Meeting

The first board meeting minutes delivered by email

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Digital Minutes of First Board Meeting

A digital (PDF) version of the minutes of your company's initial board meeting, where the first resolutions for your company were passed.

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 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 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 partners.

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.

FREE pre-submission review with each and every package

Our experts will conduct a review of your new company application form, checking for mistakes and typos, as well as looking for problems in grammar and presentation, before sending it to Companies House.

Why do we do this? By reviewing your order, we will greatly reduce the chance of it being rejected by Companies House, and your company documents will also be perfectly presented with no formatting or capitalisation issues.

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Frequently asked questions

A plc requires at least two directors, one shareholders and one company secretary with a CGI qualification. These roles can be shared, provided that at least two people are named as directors.

The owners (shareholders) of a public limited company can offer shares to the public to raise funds for commercial use. This is not possible in a private limited company.

Share capital with a nominal value of at least £50,000 is required to be allotted to register a PLC. A private requires a nominal share value of £1.00.

A public limited company can be formed by a minimum of two people and a qualified company secretary. A private limited company can be formed with just one person.

A public limited company names must end with either ‘public limited company’ or ‘plc’, or the Welsh equivalent if registered in Wales. Private company names end in ‘limited’ or ‘ltd’.

Before a public limited company can trade, it requires a trading certificate. To qualify for a trading certificate, the company must have a nominal share value of at least £50,000. The allotted shares must be paid up to at least one-quarter of the nominal value. This means a minimum of £12,500 should be contributed. Trading certificates can be obtained from Companies House.

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

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, directors’ details, company secretary details, the shareholder details, 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.

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, and Mettle.

Public limited companies require a minimum amount of £50,000 of nominal share capital to be registered. The shares must have at least a quarter of their nominal value paid up.

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.

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.

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