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UK Company Registration FAQ's

1. Can I register my UK company online?
2. What documents are required to form a UK company online?
3. Officers required?
4. Can anyone be a UK company director?
5. Can I choose any name I want for my UK company?
6. Registered Office
7. What is a dormant company?
8. Post Incorporation?

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1. Can I register my UK company online?

Yes it is possible to register your company online.

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2. What documentation is required?

You simply have to contact us with your chosen company name and we will assist you further. No signature is required as opposed to a paper based incorporation.

3. Officers required?

Private companies: At least one director must be appointed to run the company. At least one director must be an individual. A private company does not need to have a secretary.

Public companies: At least two directors and a secretary must be appointed. At least one director must be an individual and the secretary of a public company must be qualified.

4. Can anyone be a UK company director?

You can not be a company director if :

  • you have been disqualified from acting as a company director (unless permitted to act for a particular company);
  • you are an undischarged bankrupt (unless permitted to act for a particular company);
  • under the age of 16.

5. Can I choose any UK company name I want?

There are a number of restrictions on your choice of company name. You can find list of sensitive words in the Annexes A-Z at Companies House.

Before choosing a name, it is important to ensure the name you would like to register is not the same as an existing name and is acceptable to Companies House.

6. Registered Office

Every company must have a registered office. This must be an address in England and Wales, in Wales (a "Welsh" company), in Scotland or in Northern Ireland. This must be a physical location where legal documents can be delivered to the company. You can not use a Po Box as your registered office address, you can however use your home address or trading address.

7. What is a dormant company?

A company is dormant if it does not trade and has no accounting transactions.

8. Post Incorporation?

Once a company has been incorporated, many directors make the mistake of thinking that that's all there is to it. Directors can be legally charged for not filing certain documents. If convicted, they will be fined up to a maximum of £5,000 for each offence and will also have a criminal record.

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