Ready to trade. Complete set of documents sent by email. Ideal for a dormant company or if you prefer to print the documents.
Complete set of company documents sent to your address. Everything you need to start trading and open bank account.
Protection of your address and bank account.
Everything you need to start trading plus VAT reg., professional support and protection of private address for two officers.
Company formation in the UK can pose a challenge for the unprepared. If you’re getting ready to open your own business, make sure you have help from just the right expert to make sure everything goes well.
Best Formations is an Ealing-based company formation agent. We are officially authorised by the UK Companies house. Our offer covers a wide range of services that will help you in setting up your own limited company.
You can choose from a number of company formation packages. We also offer a full range of address services and accountancy services to help you run your business beyond just setting it up. Thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable staff, you’ll quickly learn all the ins and outs of company incorporation in the UK.
Best Formations currently offers one of the best company formation services in the UK. Whether you plan to establish a business that’s small or big, all you need is ambition and we’ll be the ones to help you achieve your dreams by making your business grow.
A Private Company Limited by Shares ( a typical Ltd). This is by far the most popular form of UK company.
Yes, you can choose any name but the name you choose cannot be the same as another registered company’s name or be too similar to an existing company name. If your name is too similar you may have to change it if there is a complaint. Also, your company name cannot be offensive or contain ‘sensitive words’ or expressions, or suggest that you have a connection with government or local authorities. More information can be found at GOV.UK.
To register a UK Limited Company you must appoint at least one company director who is a natural person (not another company). Since the introduction of the new Companies Act 2006, there is no longer a requirement to have a company secretary and a sole director can also act as a company secretary and shareholder. This means that you need at least one individual to register a UK Limited Company.
In the UK, anyone who is 16 years of age or older can become a company director unless they have been legally banned from doing so, usually as a result of some legal proceedings or bankruptcy. Directors can be resident anywhere in the world and can be of any nationality.
A certificate of incorporation is a legal document issued by Companies House as soon as the application to form a company has been approved. It is a conclusive evidence that the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 as to registration of a company have been complied with and that the company is duly registered with Companies House under this Act. A typical certificate of incorporation includes the following information: registered name, the type of company, Companies House registration number, company formation date, registered office address, authorising registrar, and incorporation laws.
Memorandum and articles of association are legal documents which are required to form a company in the UK under the Companies Act 2006 and the previous Companies Acts. The memorandum of association is the document which sets up the company and it is a record of the first company shareholders and guarantors and their intention to form a company. The articles of association set out how the company is run, governed and owned.
Yes, you will be able to login to your account and check the progress of your order.
Yes, once your company has been incorporated with Companies House, you will be able to login to your Best Formations account and download your company documents. However, we will send you by email your company documents upon successful incorporation of your company. The originals will follow by post.
Yes, you will need to complete a Companies House NM01 form - notice of change of name by resolution or login to your Best Formations account and change the name electronically using our company manager system.
If the turnover of your company in the previous 12 months exceeds the compulsory VAT (Value Added Tax) registration threshold which is currently £85,000, then you must register your company for VAT. If your turnover is lower than the current compulsory VAT registration threshold, then you can still register your company voluntarily if it makes sense and if you want to do this.
Companies House is the UK’s registrar of companies and a government body that stores information on all the limited companies and limited liability partnerships registered in the UK. Main responsibilities of Companies House are to incorporate and dissolve companies, examine and store company information, make information available to the public. Using Companies House services, you can find company information free of charge, search disqualified directors, use online subscription service, file company information online, and download company data.
VAT (Value Added Tax) is an indirect tax which is levied on the sale of goods and services by UK and EU VAT registered businesses. In the UK, VAT is collected on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs by VAT registered entities. All services and goods are either VAT rated or VAT exempt. VAT is charged on goods and services at different levels. Standard rate 20% applies to most goods and services. Reduced rate 5% applies to some goods and services such as children’s car seats and home energy and zero rate applies to most food and children’s clothes.
Corporation tax is a corporate tax levied on the profits made by companies. In other words, it is the company equivalent of income tax but for registered companies. UK corporation tax rate for company profits is 19%. More information about corporation tax can be found at GOV.UK
A company is dormant if it has no significant accounting transactions during the accounting period. A significant accounting transaction is one which the company must enter in its accounting records. All companies formed at UK Companies House are initially classified as dormant. However, you may begin trading at any time provided you complete the CT41G form within 3 months of beginning trading. HMRC will send you a CT41G form within 4 weeks of your company incorporation.