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A Simple Guide to Setting up a Limited Company (UK)

Looking to keep more of what you earn? Setting up a limited company (UK) can be a good way of managing your tax. And it’s simpler than you might think.

Read on for a quick guide on setting up a limited company (UK).

 

1. Register Your Limited Company

When setting up a limited company (UK), you’ll need to register your company with Companies House. This process is known as ‘incorporation’. They’ll want to know:

You’ll need to pick a company name that hasn’t been used before. One way is to include the location of your business (i.e. ‘North Leeds Roofers and Joiners’).

You’ll also need to submit a memorandum and articles of association. These are legal statements signed by the directors and shareholders of the company that spell out how it will be run.

Once you have all the information you need 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 company formation packages, we pay the £12 Companies House filing fee for you!

 

2. Let the Taxman Know

To register your limited company for corporation tax, you’ll need your company’s unique taxpayer reference. This should be mailed to you within 14 days of registering your company with Companies House. Once you have the reference, you can register online at the HMRC website.

  • If your business’s annual turnover tops £85,000, you’ll also need to register for VAT – you can do this online at the HMRC website.

 

3. Set Up a Business Bank Account

When setting up a limited company (UK), you should open up a business bank account.

Take some time to shop around to see which banks offer perks for small business owners.

• See how long you can get for free – most banks offer an introductory period of free banking, so check how long you can get.
• Compare how much you’ll pay when the introductory free period ends.
• Look out for what the bank charges for services such as paying in cheques and setting up standing orders.
• Book an appointment with a business adviser to get a better idea of which bank will be the right fit for you.

If you don’t have time to shop around, we can save you the hassle and help you set up a business bank account. We have a special relationship with Barclays which means you’ll get a range of great benefits with a Barclays Bank Business Account for Start-ups:

  • Free business banking for 12 months (terms and conditions apply)
  • Loyalty rewards – the longer you bank, the more money you get back
  • Support and guidance from the Barclays Business Banking telephone team
  • Manage your account online, by phone, via the Barclays Mobile Banking app or in branch

Find out more and sign up today

 

Setting up a Limited Company (UK): A Quick Recap

What information will I need when registering my company with you?

When setting up a limited company with one of our company formation packages, you’ll need to give us your company name and address, and the names and addresses of the company directors and shareholders.

When should I register the company for Corporation Tax?

Within three months of trading under the company name. HMRC will send you the tax code you’ll need within 14 days of registering the company with Companies House.

Why should I set up a business bank account?

Keeping your business and personal finances separate will make it easier to complete your annual tax returns. What’s more, there are some great offers out there for new businesses, including the 12 months of free banking you enjoy with a Barclays Business Account for Start-Ups.

 

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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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  • £9.99
  • 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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