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UK Limited Liability Company is a simple and fast way to set up your company for assets protection. The essential feature of UK Ltd is flexible structure and the liability of members to the amount of share capital subscribed to. UK Ltd is frequently used for international trade within EU and e-commerce businesses.

Incorporation: 2 working days + delivery time for the courier


Minimum paid up capital: No minimum capital requirement

 

Overview

Separated from the European continent by the North Sea and English Channel, the United Kingdom (informally referred to as Britain) includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The United Kingdom is an industrially developed country with a high rating and a standard level of taxation. It is a member of the EU, UN, NATO and other international organisations.

The economy of the UK is amongst the five largest in Europe. The capital is London which is one of the leading financial and business centres of the world.

Whilst the UK is a country with a standard level of taxation, British companies are widely used in practice as a vehicle for tax planning.

Private limited liability companies are the most common form of business entity used in UK. The essential features of a private limited liability company are that the liability of members is limited to the amount of share capital subscribed to. 

This is a company with a tax reference number which pays tax on its worldwide income at standard UK rates. It is important to note that operation of a Limited company outside the United Kingdom does not relieve it either from taxes or from the filing of financial statements. Every year financial statements of the company must be filed with Companies House, and the relevant company tax return must be submitted to the UK tax office, namely HMRC (Her Majesty Revenue & Customs).

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Name check
Company incorporation
  • Name check and approval
  • Filling the incorporation documents with Companies House
  • A standard set of original corporate documents
  • Payment of the Government Fee
  • Provision of registered office and registered address for one year
  • Provision of company Secretary for one year
Local secretary
Government fees
Registered office for 1 year
Delivery of original documents
Apostilled documents
  • If applying for a corporate bank account, you will need to order a full set of apostilled company documents when the account is opened outside of the country of Company.
Nominee director and shareholder
  • This service is required if you do not want your name to appear in the corporate documents or in the government registry. For this purpose, we will appoint another person or entity that will act on your behalf and for your interests and benefit. Such a relationship will be legally based on Power of Attorney and Trust Declaration. Despite Power of Attorney not being publicly available, such service does not guarantee 100% confidentiality. In case of request from public authorities the information about actual beneficial owner may be disclosed.

N.B.: Nominee Director services will be provided after receipt of details of business and accounting information from the Client

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Facts & Info for United Kingdom Limited Liability Company (LTD)

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Requirements

General information

Company structure

  • Only one shareholder (can also be a legal person, no nationality restriction)
  • According to the Companies Act every company must have at least one Director physical person of any nationality

N.B. It is now possible to set up a company with only one member and for that member to have only one share, but this is exceptional.

Confidentiality

  • Beneficial owners' details – disclosed to the authorities
  • Shareholders' details – are part of the public record, if you wish to avoid it then please request a nominee service
  • Directors' details – are part of the public record, if you wish to avoid it then please request a nominee service

Taxation

Corporation tax is paid by limited companies on their profits. Corporation Tax is a tax on your company’s taxable profits.

Corporation Tax Rates:

  • Profits £300,000 or less (‘small profits’ rate) - 20% - from Apri 1, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Profits above £300,000 (‘main’ rate) - 26% from April 1, 2011; 24% - from April 1, 2012; 23% - from April 1, 2013

Other benefits

  • There are no restrictions on form of meeting for partners and no restriction for place of meeting.

Accounting requirements

Companies House will send a ’shuttle’ annual return form to a company’s registered office each year containing details of the information held on the Companies House database. This should be checked and amended as appropriate. Any additional information required, such as current share capital and details of members, should be provided and the signed form returned to Companies House within 28 days of the date shown on the form. If it is late, the company and its directors and secretary are liable to prosecution.

The first annual return must be made up to a date not more than 12 months after incorporation. Further returns should be at intervals of not more 12 months. A company must have an auditor, and accounts must be filed each year with the Companies House. Small companies can prepare abbreviated accounts, and exemption from audit can be claimed.

Secretary

Not Required

Registered Agent

Not Required

Registered office

Required

Company name

  • Language: Any
  • Letters: From Roman alphabet
  • Company name must end with: Limited or Ltd
  • Restricted Names: Empire, Crown, Imperial, Windsor, Royal, Assurance, Bank, Building Society British, National, Great Britain, United Kingdom, England, English, Scotland, Scottish, Wales, Welsh, Ireland or Irish – (if the words are used as a suffix, they are normally allowed)
  • Names Requiring Consent or a Licence: assurance, bank, benevolent, building society, Chamber of Commerce, fund management, insurance, investment fund, loans, municipal, reinsurance, savings, trust, trustees, university

N.B.

  • The initials GB or UK do not require approval.
  • ’European’ - will not be approved if they imply unjustifiable connection with EU. ‘International’ - as prefix major activity must be overseas trading, as suffix, company activity must be in 2 or more overseas countries or any other words deemed sensitive or offensive.
  • Restricted connections for company name: name of state, national or local government.
  • Any name that implies illegal activity or implies royal or government patronage is restricted.
  • Registrar may reject any name which it considers undesirable or contrary to the public interest.
  • Company name is restricted to be identical or similar that of an existing company.
  • In case when foreign language is used for company name the translation to English may be asked by Registrar to ensure conformity to above listed restrictions.

Incorporation

  • Name check and approval
  • Filling the incorporation documents with Companies House
  • A standard set of original corporate documents
  • Payment of the Government Fee
  • Provision of registered office and registered address for one year

Please provide us with the following documents and data:

 Incorporation

  • A notarized copy of valid passport (of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory)
  • A copy of proof of residential address (ex. utility bill of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory that is not older than 3 months) in English
  • Optional: A notarized copy of Bank reference (of each Shareholder, Director, Beneficial Owner, Authorized Signatory)
  • Optional: CV (of each Director and Shareholder)

N.B.

  • If Shareholders and/or directors are legal persons, then it is required to submit full set of apostilled company documents and if company is operating more than 1 year it is required to submit certificate of Good Standing.
  • If documents are not in English language or language of particular country, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

 Capital

  • Amount of paid up capital

 Company name

  • Three company names in order of preference