This Company Formation section contains a range of documents and forms to help you set up your own limited company based in the UK. There are two main types of limited company. Documents are available individually or in company formation packages:
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Company Limited by Shares: A company limited by shares is the conventional and most well known type of limited company. This type of company is commonly used for a small business. The company issues shares and the profits can be distributed to shareholders as dividends.
Company Limited by Guarantee: A company limited by guarantee is the conventional type of company for a "not for profit" organisation such as a club or an association. This type of company does not issue shares and profits are not distributed to the members.
You can set up either type of limited company by:
If you are incorporating a private company limited by shares then you also have the option to use the Companies House online service - no paper forms required. The online option is not available for incorporating companies limited by guarantee.
It's relatively straightforward to set up a private limited liability company in the UK. The Companies House website provides a wealth of information and their electronic service (for companies limited by shares) means you can have your company up and running in as little as 24 hours for the cost of £12. You can only register using the internet service if your company adopts the statutory 'model' Articles of Association and the company name doesn't contain a word you need permission to use.
If you want or need to submit your own Articles of Association then you can still incorporate yourself by post: you will just need to fill out a paper IN01 and provide paper copies of your Memorandum of Association and bespoke Articles of Association. The charge for paper filing is £40.
We have packaged together the documents you need to incorporate either type of limited company by post along with some other useful company documents in a Limited Company Package or Limited by Guarantee Package. You can also buy the documents individually.
Please visit the pages in this section for full details of our company formation packages and documents.
The packages and documents are also included within our Business Annual Subscription (£99 own use) or Full Annual Subscription (£199) - giving you access to wide range of documents, packages and forms for a single annual fee.
For information and documents suitable for other types of small business: