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Secretarial Services

Whether you need to change your business structure, your company’s registered address or change your company name, we’re here to help. Company admin takes time, which you might not have a lot of running a small business. So why not let us take care of it?

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Secretarial services

It’s common for business owners to need to make changes to their company after they’ve formed. The good news is that usually, this is possible: depending on what you’d like to change, of course. We can make sure any changes you need to make are done as quickly and easily as possible.

We’ll make the changes for you, so you can focus on making your business as strong as it can possibly be, without spending all your time doing admin.

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Changing director and secretary details

We can add, remove, and change a director of your business by updating your company record on the public register — making sure the information is updated as soon as possible.

£25.00 + VAT

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Filing dormant company annual accounts

Yes business owners, even if your company is dormant, you still have to file annual accounts to Companies House. No worries though, we’ll do it for you.

£60.00 + VAT

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Company name changes made simple

Thinking of changing your company name? No problem. Let us handle for you, and you can begin trading under your new name the very same day.

£49.00 + VAT

Speak to a helpful member of our team on:

020 7129 8651

What do I need to do after I change my company name?

There’s a lot to think about if you’re considering changing your company name. The good news is that it’s not a complicated process. Firstly, we’ll let Companies House know about the proposed change, and complete all the paperwork so your new name appears on the public register as soon as possible.

After this, you’ll need to let HMRC know about the name change for tax purposes. Updating your business bank account is the next step, and all you need to do is contact your banking provider. Of course, don’t forget to update your clients, suppliers, or customers.

Remember, your name change won’t be official until Companies House confirm and register it. After that, you’ll receive a ‘Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name’ via email. Once this happens, you’re free to update your business cards as you wish and begin trading under your new name.

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Changing your registered address

If you’ve moved your company to a new premises, we can update the public register for you — giving you time to settle in.

£14.99 + VAT

Trademark application review

Documents and certificates updated

If you have any company details that you want changing, such as updating your shareholder documents, we can take them off your hands.

£25.00 + VAT

Speak to a helpful member of our team on:

020 7129 8651

What are annual accounts and the Confirmation Statement?

Essentially, these are documents that detail general information about your company, such as your registered office address, director’s details, and business activities for a fiscal year. Companies, both trading and dormant, have to file a Confirmation Statement at least once a year to Companies House, and failure to do so is a criminal offence — directors can be fined personally for this.

However, the reason they exist is actually to benefit your business. They make a brilliant marketing tool because they highlight the health of your business: what you’ve done that year, and where you expect to be the year after. This kind of available information attracts shareholders. Nevertheless, it can be a laborious process, which is why we can do it all for you.

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Confirmation Statement Submission

A confirmation statement is due every 12 months to Companies House, and they can be complicated — especially if you’re new to the business world. Don’t fear though, we can make sure your business is portrayed at its best by doing it for you.

£50.00 + VAT

Speak to a helpful member of our team on:

020 7129 8651

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Formation bundles

 

 

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  • £9.99
  • E-Formation

  • Set up a basic Limited Company that’s ready to trade and choose anything else you need as extra.
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  • £19.99
  • Essential

  • An easy way to set up a company that’s ready to trade. Plus, your official printed certificates.
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  • £59.99
  • Entrepreneur

  • Your official certificates & company register. Plus, a registered business address, FREE for 3 months.
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  • £89.99
  • Super

  • Your official documents, and confirmation statement. Plus, a registered business address, FREE for a year.

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Ready to have your company set up?
Registering a company might seem an intimidating process, but it’s actually much simpler than you think: especially in the hands of seasoned company formation agents like us. We’ll not only help you with registering a company, but offer a range of services to support your business at all stages of its life. We’ll help you sort out your company registrations online, with a process so quick and easy you can go ahead and focus on the fun bits.
What is a company formation agent?

Formation agents perform company registrations in partnership with Companies House. We’re one of the largest, and also the cheapest. We don’t just get your company registered then leave you to it – we use our experience to help you start your business properly. There are plenty of reasons to use a formation agent rather than go directly to Companies House. If you ask us, though, the best thing is that we go through the whole process with you, and get your application submitted securely online. We provide expert advice on the legal hurdles while you incorporate, and recommend good quality solutions that you might need after you’ve formed.

What’s the difference between sole trader and limited company?

Think of it this way: when you form a limited company, you put a protective shield between you and your business. Being a sole trader is the opposite – you have no protection. As a sole trader, you are responsible for any debt you might come into while you’re in business. When you register and become the director of your own limited company, you have less personal responsibility. The benefits are that you can claim back expenses, and add to your salary with dividend payments at the end of the year. For more information, see our Help Centre article about limited companies and sole traders.

How do I register a company?

Easy, we’ll do it for you. Check out our formation bundles to learn more about our different products. They start at £9.99, and go all the way up to our Super bundle. Limited company formation is a straightforward business if you’re as well-versed with the process as we are. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our company formation guides for an introduction and some insider tips.

Why The Formations Company?

We’re dedicated to British business, and love nothing more than seeing new companies flourish. 750,000 UK companies have trusted us to help them register, and we have thousands of happy customers who’ve seen how simple the formations process can be. We’re cheaper than going to Companies House directly, and cost less than most accountants. Our online application is incredibly simple, and if you’ve got all your documents handy it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. So what are you waiting for? Start your business today.

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