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Limited Liability Company (LTD)

A Limited by Shares Company, most commonly known as a Limited Company is our most popular type of UK Incorporation. This type of company is a legal entity which exist separately from its owners. As the company is a separate legal entity from the people running the company they will not be responsible for the company’s debts.

A Limited Company is the most popular type of company formation in the UK. It is a business structure where the Directors or Shareholders have their liability limited to the contributions which they have made or invested in the company. A Limited Company can be formed by anyone going into business to make a profit. All details are entered easily online and there is no requirement for original signatures.

Limited Company explained:

  • A Limited Company is the most popular incorporation in the UK because of its simple and flexible business structure.
  • This type of company is required to have a Shareholder and Director, the Shareholders can also be known as the owners of the company.
  • A Limited Company has shareholders who are allocated shares.
  • A confirmation statement and accounts must be filed each year.
  • All shares within a Limited Company must be allocated to the Shareholders.
  • If one member of the company should pull out of the company, the company can still function unlike other types of companies.
  • The company name is protected after registration. No other company is legally permitted to trade under the same company name in the UK.

Officers in the Company

You can register a Limited Company with just one person acting as the director and shareholder of the company. The directors are responsible for the day to day running of the company. The extent of their responsibilities are outlined in the Articles of Association.

You are able to appoint corporate officers to a Limited Company, however; you cannot just have corporate officers, an individual director must also be appointed.

You are able to appoint a secretary to a Limited Company, although a secretary is no longer a requirement.


Once all company information has been submitted to the company registrar, a Limited Company formation usually takes within 3 to 24 hours (dependent on the company registrar) and is then ready to trade. However; we have previously incorporated a company in 6 minutes.

Requirements for a Limited Company formation

For a LTD registration, you will be required to supply the following:

  • The company name must end with either ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’.
  • The Registered Office Address must be located in the UK. We can supply an address if required.
  • A Minimum of 1 Individual Director and 1 Shareholder must be appointed (they can be the same person.)
  • The Officers can be of any nationality and reside anywhere in the world.
  • Name and Address of the Director and Subscriber/Member. The directors’ and subscribers’ personal address is hidden from public record.
  • The minimum Share Capital is £0.01
  • There is no maximum Share Capital.
  • Minimum number of shares which must be issued is 1.
  • All company shares must be issued to a Shareholder

An LTD can be incorporated electronically on our system. You will be asked to complete an online order form, before placing your order. Before you place your order, you will be able to review all the company details you have provided and amend anything if necessary. Once your company has been incorporated you will receive your Certificate of Incorporation confirming the existence of your company and many other fully completed incorporation documents.

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We will prepare and file your LLP application in a professional manner, all you need to do is complete our simple order form.

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