A limited company is a distinct entity in which the liability of its members or subscribers is limited, by shares or by guarantee. Limited company shareholders or directors are not responsible for any debts run up by the business and their personal assets cannot be touched. For sole traders, they are personally liable for business debts.
A limited company limited by shares, may be further divided into public companies and private companies.
A public limited company has a share capital and the liability of each member is limited to the amount unpaid on their shares. It can offer its shares for sale to the general public.
A private limited company has shareholders with limited liability and cannot offer its shares for sale to the general public.
All limited companies must file an annual corporation tax return and annual accounts at Companies House. Annual Returns must also be filed each year to ensure Companies House has the most up-to-date information about the company. Information should be given to HMRC if the company has any profits or taxable income on an annual basis.
A limited company is registered at Companies House and must operate within the Companies Act 2006 .Our registration agents can help you choose a name for your company and assist you with the incorporation process.