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Incorporation and Formation

Set Up a UK Private Limited Company

The formation and incorporation of a limited company does not always need the services of an accountant. Even so, there are several key rules to set up a private limited company in the United Kingdom.

SETTING UP: There are various reasons, and advantages, for choosing to set up your own private limited company.

In the majority of cases, it's a smart way to get paid for doing what you enjoy while you are at work.

Formation and incorporation of a private limited company 'Ltd' would mean that the company:

So, what are some of the important tasks to do when setting up a private limited company in UK? The first part of the process is 'incorporation'. In short, that means registering the company with Companies House.

To complete the incorporation of a private limited company in the United Kingdom you are going to need at least one (1) director, and:

As part of a comprehensive checklist for setting up a UK private limited company you would also need:

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Note: Having all these details means you would be able to finish the other processes and register your private limited company.

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How to Incorporate a Private Limited Company in United Kingdom

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