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Items included in all our Company Formation packages:

We have carefully tailored our company formations packages to include all the basic items you will need to successfully register a company.

Companies House Filing Fee of £13.00 Included

Companies House Filing Fee of £13.00 Included

All our company formation packages include a £13.00 Companies House filing fee. This is a mandatory fee all companies must pay, and is already included in the cost of all our packages – so the price you see is what you pay.
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Up to £50 cashback when open a Bank account

Open a business bank account with one of our company formation packages, and get up to £50 cashback! Simply choose the Bank you would like to open an account with, and we can forward your application as part of the company formation process.
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As soon as you complete your online application, it will be sent electronically to Companies House. It will then take approximately 3 working hours for your application to be approved and your digital company documents to be issued.
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Digital (PDF)Certificate of Incorporation (PDF)

Companies House issues this document to prove your company has been legally incorporated. You will need it to open a business bank account, apply for funding or sell shares.
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Digital (PDF)Memorandum & Articles (PDF)

These are constitutional documents you need to register a limited company. The memorandum states information about each member of a company, and the articles outline its governing rules.
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Digital (PDF)Share Certificate(s) (PDF)

Companies must provide this to all shareholders to certify their ownership of company shares. Banks will typically require you to present share certificates before you can open a business bank account.

Add-ons and extras


£9.99 +vat

Certificate of Incorporation (PAPER)

Companies House issues this document to prove your company has been legally incorporated. You will need it to open a business bank account, apply for funding or sell shares.

£9.99 +vat

Memorandum & Articles (PAPER)

These are constitutional documents you need to register a limited company. The memorandum states information about each member of a company, and the articles outline its governing rules.

£9.99 +vat

Share Certificate(s) (PAPER)

Companies must provide this to all shareholders to certify their ownership of company shares. Banks will typically require you to present share certificates before you can open a business bank account.

£4.99 +vat

Digital (PDF) Minutes of First Board Meeting

This document outlines the proceedings of your company’s first board meeting. It is a legal requirement to keep a written record of who was in attendance and what points were discussed.

£29.99 +vat

Confirmation Statement

This is a statutory document your company must file and deliver to Companies House at least once per year. You must use this document to report any changes to share capital or shareholders details.

£29.99 +vat

VAT Registration

If your company services are subject to Value Added Tax and your annual turnover exceeds £81,000, you must to register for VAT. You can also register voluntarily if you anticipate to meet that threshold in the coming year.

£19.99 +vat

PAYE Registration

Every limited company is required to register for HMRC’s PAYE payroll system, even if the company director is its only employee. This system deducts income tax and National Insurance Contributions from employee salaries.

£39.99 +vat

Service Address

All company directors must provide an official contact address for all statutory mail or notices. This can be the same as a company’s registered office address, and is listed on the public register of companies.

£39.99 +vat

Registered Office Address

Your company is required to provide an official UK office address when incorporating through Companies House. This is a public address, and is used for statutory correspondence with Companies House and HMRC.

Officers Required To Register a Company

Limited companies ordinarily have three crucial roles that need to be filled: director, shareholder and secretary. These roles can all be filled by the same person, or all three can be filled by different people. In some cases, they could be filled by dozens of people.

But before you get started inviting colleagues to buy shares in your company or volunteer to become a company secretary, it is worth learning more about each role and what responsibilities they will be expected to fulfil.

Shareholders

Limited companies are owned by members who own a part, or ‘share’, of that company. These individuals are known as shareholders. Limited by guarantee companies do not have shareholders. Instead, their company members are called guarantors. Any individual or corporate body can be a shareholder. As partial owners of the company, shareholders are typically entitled to receive a percentage of business profits in the form of dividends.The main duties of a shareholder are to appoint directors and determine their rights, make special company decisions and provide financial security in the event of insolvency. This financial security is commonly referred to as ‘limited liability’ and usually carries a nominal value of £1 per share owned.

Most limited company draft a shareholders’ agreement to protect the rights of each company owner. These agreements usually include details on the prescribed particulars of each share, rules on how and when new shares can be issued and guidelines on the decision-making process for big company changes.

If you would like to add new shareholders during the company formation process, this can be done quickly and easily using our online company formation application. If you would like to add more shareholders after incorporating your company, you are free to do so at any time – but you must do so by sending an updated annual return to Companies House. You are free to send this updated annual return at the time of issuing a new share or at the time of your original annual return deadline.

The same process can be followed in order to remove a company shareholder.

Company Directors

A company director is the person responsible for managing a company’s day-to-day activities. This individual is responsible for company finances and operational activities, and is appointed by shareholders to make that company a financial success. A company director is usually granted a certain set of powers by their company’s shareholders.

There aren’t many rules about who can or cannot be a company director. A director can be a real person or a corporate body, a shareholder, guarantor or company secretary. The only major restrictions on who can be a company director are:

  • They must be over the age of 16
  • They cannot be an undischarged bankrupt
  • They cannot be a disqualified director whose term of disqualification is still active
  • They cannot be the auditor of the company

You must appoint at least one company director on your company formation application when registering a limited company with Trust Formations. That being said, it is a relatively simple process to add a company director after the incorporation process.All you need to do is sign into your Trust Formations online account and enter the details of your new company director. This information will automatically be sent to Companies House, and the public register will be updated within a matter of hours.

You can remove a company director in the same way.

Company Secretary

A company secretary is the person or corporate body that has been appointed by a company’s shareholders or directors in order to assist company directors in the day-to-day running of that company. Typical duties include maintaining company records, preparing and filing documents with Companies House and HMRC and arranging board meetings.

Limited companies are no longer required to fill this role in the UK, but many companies find it useful. As with company directors, almost anyone or any company can be a secretary. The only restrictions that apply are as follows:

  • They must be over the age of 16
  • They cannot be an undischarged bankrupt
  • They cannot be a disqualified director whose term of disqualification is still active
  • They cannot be the auditor of the company

If you would like to add a company secretary during the company formation process, this can be done quickly and easily using our online company formation application. If you would like to add a secretary after incorporating your company, you are free to do so at any time, and can achieve this online. A company secretary can also be removed online.

Want to learn more about the roles these individuals have to play in company formation? Consult our Company Formation Guide.

Everything you need to know before
you start a company

Launching a new business can be a frightening experience. We aim to offer as much support and advice as we possibly can to help you succeed.

Company Formation 101
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Company Formation 101

This guide explains the company formation process, what information you’re required to give and how we can help launch your new limited company.
Registering with HMRC
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Registering with HMRC

As a limited company, you are obligated to register with HMRC and meet certain statutory guidelines. This guide explains how to register and what information you need.
Company Structures
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Company Structures

We help to incorporate three types of limited companies and partnerships. This comprehensive guide will help you decide which company type works best for you.
Accounts & Finance
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Accounting & Finance

Your new company will be legally required to maintain and submit certain financial information on a regular basis. This guide explains how to meet each requirement.
Address Services
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Address Services

When you form a new company, you are legally required to submit certain addresses. This guide explains each address and outlines the assistance we can offer.
Business 101
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Business 101

After the formation process is done, you will have lots to do to ensure your business grows. This brief guide covers all the business basics you will need to succeed.