About Companies House
The Formations Company is approved by Companies House, which means we deal directly with Companies House on your behalf to get your company set up with minimum hassle.
The main functions of Companies House are to:
- Incorporate and dissolve limited companies
- Examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation
- Make this information available to the public
Here are some of the details you need to file at Companies House after your company has been formed:
- Annual returns and company accounts
- Changes in registered address
- Changes in the details of your Shareholders, Directors and Secretary.
The filing of this information at Companies House is very important to a company regardless of whether they are actively trading or not. Failure to file the information is a criminal offence and will result in penalties for the officers (directors and secretaries) of that company and can also lead Companies House to strike a company off their register and dissolve it.
Please visit Companies House for further information.
When forming a new company, directors are obliged to register their new venture with Companies House.
You may be surprised to learn however that with our E-Formation package it is cheaper to register your business with the Formations Company than it is through Companies House directly.
Our E-Formation package not only includes your Companies House filing fee, you will also receive an Electronic Certificate of Incorporation, Electronic Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Barclays fast-track business bank account, should you want one.
Our Essential Formation, Booster and Super packages all also contain your Companies House filing fee as standard, in addition to an array of extra services from official printed Shareholder Certificates to access to online Microsoft Office training.
Additionally, we will also do the legwork with Companies House so you don't have to, meaning that there really is no benefit to be gained from going to Companies House directly.