Initially, there is no need for you to appoint a company secretary. A company can function with one director. For older companies, the need for a secretary will depend upon its registration and the M&A. However, most companies today do not need a secretary.
Companies can use limited or its abbreviation “Ltd.” If a company is registered as a limited company, adding or not adding it in the title will make no legal difference.
If in any case, your company is rejected by the companies’ house, we will assist you in resolving the matter and resubmit your application. A common reason for rejection can include using invalid initials, or an existing company with the same or similar name can pose as a reason for rejection. It is therefore important to contact us when such an issue surface, if at all.
Company directors and secretaries are termed as company officers, which can be assigned or resigned by simply filling the official form of the companies’ house. The appointment of a company director can be done manually and online.
The registered office address receives all mails, letters, packages on behalf of the company. Either from companies’ house or HM Revenue & Customs.
The address can be changed by filing form AD01 at Companies House. You can complete this online or by filing the paper version of the form.
The registered office is specifically required for Limited Companies, LLPs and Limited Partnerships. Sole traders and unincorporated businesses do not need a registered office. Providing separate services allows us to be flexible when supporting businesses with mailing addresses.
A. No you don't - we can handle the whole process from start to finish. In fact, we provide company formation services to many accountants & solicitors.
You can select any name for your company staying in the circle of regulations acceptable to the company’s head. This means you cannot register a counterfeit name of another company, make use of restricted words, or use a racial slur or offensive terminology.
Every company must paint or fix its name on the outside of every office or place in which its business is carried on - even if it is a director's home. The name must be kept painted or fixed and it must be both conspicuous and legible.
Seals are no longer obligatory for companies as per the Companies Act in 1989.
The accounting reference date is the date in each year to which accounts will be drawn up. The date depends on the date of incorporation as it is the last day of the month in which the anniversary of incorporation falls. For example, if your company is incorporated on 2 July this year, the accounting reference date will be 31 July, and its first financial year must end on 31 July next year (or within seven days of that date).
You may change it by sending Form AA01 (previously Form 225) (available for download from this website under the Companies House menu option) to the Registrar. You must do this during the accounting period affected by the change or during the period allowed for delivering the associated accounts.
VAT registration is mandatory if your sales have been or are reckoned to be over £85,000 for a year. Otherwise, you are not required to register for VAT.
A company's accounts and annual return must be filed annually with the Registrar at Companies House. Non-compliance will render the company liable to dissolution with liabilities subsequent to the dissolution being the responsibility of the company directors.
No, we are legally required to obtain satisfactory ID documents to comply with anti money laundering regulations before we activate any services. Please do not use our address services until you have supplied the requested documents and we have confirmed activation.
It is the address that is mentioned at the companies house, this is the physical address that is used for all further legal correspondences and where all the statutory registers are to be maintained.
In a limited liability company, shareholders are responsible for the debts that a company incurs with respect to their shares. With one director, a Private limited company can start trading in the market almost immediately. Without any need for a trading certificate.
A Company Limited by Guarantee usually does not offer share capitals or has shareholders, but instead, have guarantors which are active members of the company.
It is a type of company is structured around partnership, with each business partner being provided a limited liability. Which relives them of being held accountable for all the debt or liabilities incurred by the company.
The rules to get your company registered is same for everyone, it does not matter if the director of the company is a resident of the UK or not. All that requires for a company to operate in the UK is to get registered with the companies house.