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A Simple Guide to Online Company Registration

Registering a company with Companies House can be a good way of managing your tax, as opposed to registering as a sole trader. You can also use online company registration packages to complete the process in a few simple steps from your computer.

 

Benefits of Online Company Registration

Perhaps the main benefit of setting up a limited company is that your personal assets should be protected if the company builds up debts. This will give you room to take a little more financial risk when getting the business off the ground.

Registering a limited company can also help manage the amount of tax you pay. For instance, you could draw the bulk of your income in company dividends, which aren’t subject to income tax.

What’s more, a limited company can claim more in allowable expenses and reliefs than a sole trader or a partnership. You get to keep more of your money because there are tax deductible costs which you can offset against a company’s profits.

 

Naming Your Company

Have you decided what you want to call your company? Remember to check with Companies House that the name you’ve set your heart on hasn’t already been taken.

Here are some tips for choosing a company name:

  • Research the market that you’ll be operating in – the names of your competitors should provide inspiration when choosing your own.
  • Avoid company names that are hard to spell – and make sure it rolls easily off the tongue.
  • Keep the name short – a punchy company name will be easier to remember and it will look better on marketing material.
  • Pick a name that’s meaningful – your company name will be the first thing people learn about your business, so does it explain what you do?

Got a name in mind? With our free online search tool, you can check whether your company name is available with Companies House.

 

Seeking Expert Advice

A company formation specialist can help you:

  • Register your company with Companies House
  • Minimise what you pay in tax
  • Complete the Memorandum of Association that explains how you will run your company
  • Issue shares to other shareholders and understand the types of shares available and how they work

 

Registering Online with Companies House

Companies House is the government body that deals with limited company registration in the UK. They’ll want to know:

  • the names of the company directors
  • what your company is called
  • the business address

There will be several forms to fill in, including a memorandum and articles of association. These documents formalise how the company will be run and who owns shares. They’ll require signatures from the director(s), shareholder(s) and company secretary.

Once you have all the information you need, you can register your limited company online with Companies House. Our online company registration packages take the pain out of this process for you. There are four packages to choose from:

  • E-Formation (£9.99): perfect if you want to secure a company name and don’t need any official printed documents.
  • Essential (£19.99): offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.
  • Entrepreneur (£59.99): kick-start your next big venture with official compliance and additional documents of incorporation.
  • Super (£89.99): the complete secretarial and compliance package to establish your company on a robust footing.

Best of all, when you sign up for one of our online company registration packages, we pay the £12 Companies House filing fee for you!

 

Registering for Corporation Tax

Make sure to do it in the first three months or you could have to pay a fine. HMRC will send you the information you need after you register with Companies House. This will include your tax reference number and the deadline for filing your annual return.

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Our fantastic customer support team have lots of experience forming companies. They're happy to help whether you need advice before, during or after the process.

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Our prices are lower than most because unlike some agents, we’re able to cut out the middle-men and do most of the work ourselves from our office in Old Street.

Options To Suit You

Every business is different, and we want to make sure you get exactly what you need. Choose the package you want and select any helpful products and services you'll need along the way.

Our formation packages

E-Formation
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  • Our E-Formation package is perfect if you want to secure a company name or establish a dormant company and require no official printed documents.

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Essential
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  • £19.99
  • Essential Formation offers you complete confidence that you’re starting a company with the rules and regulations covered.

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Entrepreneur
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  • £59.99
  • Our Entrepreneur package offers you all the advantages of quick and easy formation, with all the paperwork you need to set up as a limited company.

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Super
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  • £89.99
  • Our Super Formation Package has everything and is the perfect way to set up your company with speed, ease and confidence.

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No hidden extras, just simple online process.

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