Four ways to start your company

How much support do you want? Whether it’s just the essentials, or professional help with all the formalities during your first year, we’ve got the perfect package for you.

Four ways to start your company

How much support do you want? Whether it’s just the essentials, or professional help with all the formalities during your first year, we’ve got the perfect package for you.

Our formations

Compare our formations and their pricing

Lifetime customer support and our 100% satisfaction guarantee included in all formations.

  • Certificate of Incorporation

    Your companies birth certificate. Helps you prove it exists.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

    Your company’s legal rule book. It says how things work when it comes to liability, directors, shares and decision-making.

  • Share certificates

    Helps you prove you own the company. You’ll need these to open a bank account.

  • The Extras

    Get printed proof you’re a legal company, extra compliance documents, and protection from fraudsters who could convince Companies House that they own your business.

    This includes:

    • Printed certificates of incorporation
    • Fraud protection
    • Company register and minutes
    • Online Person of Significant Control register
  • Tax Ready

    Get set up for tax with VAT and PAYE and be ready to trade.

    This includes:

    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
  • Peace of Mind

    Get expert help to look after your company and use our central London address to keep yours private.

    This includes:

    • Registered Agent service with central London address
    • First confirmation statement
    • An expert eye on your application

No Frills

£ 8.99
Get started

The Extras

£ 19.99
Get started

Tax Ready

£ 34.99
Get started
  • £24.99 value

Peace of Mind

£ 99.99
Get started
  • £24.99 value

  • £139.99 value

No Frills

£ 3.99
Get started
  • Certificate of Incorporation

    Your companies birth certificate. Helps you prove it exists.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

    Your company’s legal rule book. It says how things work when it comes to liability, directors, shares and decision-making.

  • Share certificates

    Helps you prove you own the company. You’ll need these to open a bank account.

The Extras

£ 13.99
Get started
  • Certificate of Incorporation

    Your companies birth certificate. Helps you prove it exists.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

    Your company’s legal rule book. It says how things work when it comes to liability, directors, shares and decision-making.

  • Share certificates

    Helps you prove you own the company. You’ll need these to open a bank account.

  • The Extras

    Get printed proof you’re a legal company, extra compliance documents, and protection from fraudsters who could convince Companies House that they own your business.

    This includes:

    • Printed certificates of incorporation
    • Fraud protection
    • Company register and minutes
    • Online Person of Significant Control register

Tax Ready

£ 34.99
Get started
  • Certificate of Incorporation

    Your companies birth certificate. Helps you prove it exists.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

    Your company’s legal rule book. It says how things work when it comes to liability, directors, shares and decision-making.

  • Share certificates

    Helps you prove you own the company. You’ll need these to open a bank account.

  • The Extras

    Get printed proof you’re a legal company, extra compliance documents, and protection from fraudsters who could convince Companies House that they own your business.

    This includes:

    • Printed certificates of incorporation
    • Fraud protection
    • Company register and minutes
    • Online Person of Significant Control register
  • Tax Ready

    Get set up for tax with VAT and PAYE and be ready to trade.

    This includes:

    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration

Peace of Mind

£ 99.99
Get started
  • Certificate of Incorporation

    Your companies birth certificate. Helps you prove it exists.

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

    Your company’s legal rule book. It says how things work when it comes to liability, directors, shares and decision-making.

  • Share certificates

    Helps you prove you own the company. You’ll need these to open a bank account.

  • The Extras

    Get printed proof you’re a legal company, extra compliance documents, and protection from fraudsters who could convince Companies House that they own your business.

    This includes:

    • Printed certificates of incorporation
    • Fraud protection
    • Company register and minutes
    • Online Person of Significant Control register
  • Tax Ready

    Get set up for tax with VAT and PAYE and be ready to trade.

    This includes:

    • VAT registration
    • PAYE registration
  • Peace of Mind

    Get expert help to look after your company and use our central London address to keep yours private.

    This includes:

    • Registered Agent service with central London address
    • First confirmation statement
    • An expert eye on your application

Need a helping hand?

Not comfortable forming by yourself online? We now offer a service to form over the phone. One of our formations experts will fill in the application for you. Make sure your company is set up correctly and reduce the chance of mistakes. From £19.99.

When I was setting up my company LegalZoom supported me at every step.

Ben Hall, First Aqua

Want some help? Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Mon to Thu: 9am to 5.30pm, Fri: 9am to 5.00pm

Want some help?
Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

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Frequently asked questions

Am I ready to set up a company?

If you know what to call your business, you’re ready. You can register your business name, so that no one else can take it, but you don’t have to start trading right away. And when you do start, you can begin small and build up. We can help you every step of the way. Registering a company might seem intimidating, but we make it a simple, step-by-step process you can do online in a few minutes. Then there’s compliance, tax and admin. Our Knowledge Centre will tell you what you need to do. And if you prefer, our experts can help with the tricky stuff, like preparing confirmation statements, so that you can concentrate on building your business.

What kind of company am I setting up?

You’ll have a UK private limited company, limited by shares. You can make yourself the only shareholder, or give shares to other people. You just can’t sell shares to the public. If the company runs into trouble, its shareholders don’t have to pay more than the cost of their shares (which can be just £1). And if the company does well, it can pay dividends to shareholders. So you benefit if the company’s a success, and you’re protected if it fails.

How long before I can start trading?

You can start trading as soon as Companies House approves the application and officially forms your company. During the working week that’s usually less than 24 hours, and it won’t be more than two working days. As soon as it happens, we’ll let you know.

Is there anything I need to do after my company’s set up?

Yes there is, and we can help you. After we’ve registered your company, you’ll need to register for VAT and Corporation Tax. If you have our Tax Ready or Expert Support packages, we’ll do this for you. But whichever package you’ve chosen, you can call us any time for help and advice. You can find out more about what to do after registering a company in our Knowledge Centre.

What about bank accounts?

You’ll need a separate business bank account for your company, and our favourite’s from Barclays. If you want, we can ask for an account for you while we’re setting up your business. Then you’ll hear from Barclays within two working days of Companies House saying your business officially exists. (We’ll also give you £50 cashback, which should help with the celebrations.)

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