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Public Limited Company (PLC)

A Public Limited Company (PLC) is a type of Limited Company in the United Kingdom which is permitted to offer its shares to the public. A PLC Company is the only type of UK Company which can raise money by selling shares to the general public, shares may or may not be traded on the stock exchange in the UK. Our comprehensive packages for a LLP formation are shown below. If any of the packages do not suit your requirements, please contact us and we can tailor make a package to suit your requirements. We can provide a UK Registered Office Address for your company, if required. The Registered Office Services can be ordered during the incorporation process or as an additional service.

Why Choose a PLC Formation?

A Public Limited Company (PLC) is a type of Limited Company which is permitted to offer its shares to the public and also has limited liability. A PLC can be either an unlisted or listed company on the stock exchanges.

A Limited Liability Partnership, most commonly known as an LLP , has no Director, Secretary, Shareholder or Share Capital. Instead it is set up with members and designated members, the members can choose to state their contribution to the partnership when they are in the process of establishing the company. This type of company is commonly used by Solicitors and Accountants as each partner will have protected limited liability.

The partners witihn the LLP do not have any responsibility for the company’s debts. The members of the LLP formation can agree between themselves how the company will be managed and how the capital will be owned and profits shared. These arrangements can be changed simply by an agreement between the members at any time.

Public Limited company Explained


  • A PLC Company is a company which allows shares to be sold to the public.
  • You are able to buy and sell the shares to anyone.
  • A Public Limited Company's stock can be acquired by anyone and holders are only limited to potentially lose the amount paid for the share.
  • There are no maximum shares, you can have as many as you like.
  • Permission to advertise sale of shares publicly.
  • A Confirmation statement and accounts must be filed each year.

Officers within the company

A Public Limited Company must appoint at least 2 individual Directors. The director(s) will be responsible for the day to day running of the company. The powers the directors have within the company will depend on what is stated in the company articles.

At least 2 Shareholders must be also be appointed in a Public Limited Company. The shareholders can be corporate or individual officers. At least 1 Secretary must also appointed in a Public Limited Company. The Secretary should take care of the administrative roles within the company.

Timescale

On average a PLC Company is usually incorporated within 24 hours, however; this does depend on the workload at Companies House. We have previously incorporated a company in 6 minutes. We do try our best to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible

Requirements for a PLC Formation

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


  • The company name must end with either "PLC" or "PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY".
  • The Registered Office Address located in the UK. We can supply an address if required.
  • A Minimum of 2 Directors, 2 Shareholders and 1 Secretary must be appointed.
  • The Officers can be any nationality and can reside anywhere in the world.
  • Must have a Share Capital of at least 50,000GBP.
  • Only 2 shares need to be allotted at the time of incorporation but 25% of the shares must be allotted to Shareholders and paid for before commencement of business can begin.
  • Before a PLC Company can trade, it must ensure that at least £50,000 (or currency equivalent) of its shares have been issued to the Shareholders and that each share has been paid up to at least a quarter of its value.

A PLC 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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