UK Private Limited Company Formation

UK Private Limited Company formation
  • Secure jurisdiction and renowned reputation.
  • Time of the UK Private Limited Company formation takes 2 DAYS.
  • Personal presence is not required.
  • Popular company type:
    • UK Private Limited Company (PLC)
    • UK Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Tax Rates in the UK

Corporation Tax in the UK: 19% (17% from 2020)

Income Tax in the UK: 47% (45% income tax + 2% NI) – theoretically, NI could reach 12%, but in practice it’s never combined with the higher income tax rate 62% for earnings between £100,000 – £123,000 (40% higher rate tax + removal of tax free personal allowance + 2% NI)

VAT Tax in the UK: 20% (reduced rate of 5% for home energy and renovations, 0% for life necessities – groceries, water, prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies, public transport, children’s clothing, books and periodicals)

About UK

Capital: London

Region: Europe

Language: English

Currency: Great British Pound (GBP)

Time Zones: GMT +0

Dial Code: +44

Abbreviations: UK

What we can do for your Company in UK

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in the UK
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand
  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

FAQ about UK Company

  • If you feel that you need a help than you better to contact an agency who provide such service in the UK
  • Select the appropriate package with the agent
  • Pay the incorporation fees
  • Receive the Incorporation package
  • Appoint a director and shareholder.
  • Issue share certificates
  • Register your corporation with the HMRC

What you need to do to set up  a business in the UK mostly depending on what your business does, where your management based and  whether you take people on to help.

Main steps are:

  • Register your business with companies house
  • Register your business with HMRC online
  • Check if you need a licenses for your business activities or insurance
  • If you employ employees you have to register with HMRC for tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs)

Sole traders must register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Sole trades must follow certain rules on running their business.

  • keep records of your business’s sales and expenses
  • You’ll need to apply for a National Insurance number if you’re moving to the UK to set up a business.
  • You must register for VAT if your turnover is over £85,000.
  • pay Income Tax on your profits and Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance – use HMRC’s calculator to help you budget for this
  • send a Self Assessment tax return every year
  1. Chose a suitable company name
  2. Provide an address for the company
  3. Appoint at least one director
  4. Appoint least one shareholder and work out your shares
  5. Check your SIC code which identifies what your business activities
  6. Make sure that shareholders agree to create the company and the written rules of Memorandum and Articles of association
  7. Find out details of people with significant control ( anyone with more than 25% shares or voting rights)
  8. Than you can start the application and registration. Once the application is done you can submit the form and wait for the Companies House approval and certificate of registration.

You can register a new company in the UK according to a role and procedure of the UK legislation. You can register it online by yourselves or use a professional service.

It is depends on what type of the company you are going to set up and other services you are going to use. If you are going to do it yourself than the cost is only includes company registration £ 15.00 which you pay to the companies house.

  • Yes, you can choose the package with an assistance of the bank account opening in the UK

It is possible to buy a limited company with bank account?

  • Yes, there are some ready-made companies in the market with bank account which you can buy.


  • Cheap company registration
  • Shareholders are protected beyond value of their shareholding.
  • The profits of companies have a rate of 20% Corporation Tax.
  • Prestigious jurisdiction for the business
  • limited companies are considered to be more established, credible and committed.
  • Secretary is not required any more, it is of your chose


  • Physical director is compulsory.
  • There are certain restrictions with regard to the company name.
  • The information relating to the owner of the company, directors and shareholders and the company itself are displayed on public record.
  • Requirements to maintain and submit companies house annual report and financial report to the companies house and financial report to HMRC (sometimes need to be involved an auditor).

HMRC UK requires companies to apply for a VAT registration if company’s  VAT taxable turnover goes over the threshold of £85,000 in the next 12 months.

If your company’s turnover of VAT taxable supplies exceeds £85,000, or if you believe that it will, you must register for VAT.

How many years do you have to keep accounting records?

  • You must keep records for 6 years from the end of the last company financial year they relate to.

How long do you need to keep tax records UK?

  • You must keep your records for at least 6 years

UK Private Limited Company Formation. UK LTD registration

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in the UK

The companies seeking expansion into newer territories often go for the UK and they have good reasons to do so. The excellent infrastructure, strong economic growth and pro- business govt policies encourage many foreign investors to the country. The proximity to major counties in the Europe also make investors choose the country. However, it is also important you know which type of venture formation in the UK will be good for your needs. A private limited company is ideal for the environment in the UK. Expert consultation is what you need for this. Our UK PLC Formation services are ideal for your needs.

Legally speaking, a Private Limited company in the UK cannot be traded publically and it is limited by its shares. It is also known as a limited company. There are several advantages of forming a private limited company in the UK and a few limitations as well. It is necessary that you learn the pros and cons well before opting for forming such a company in the country.

The first obvious advantage of setting up a Private Limited enterprise in the UK is the lack of complications involved the process. It can actually be done online. It is easy to set up literally any type of venture in the country, whether it is in sphere of IT or healthcare. Companies belonging to diverse niches like retail and telecommunications have also flourished here.

The prevalent taxation system in the UK is ideal for setting up Private Limited companies. You cannot overlook the fact that the UK has beneficial double taxation agreements with several countries. Recruiting well educated and skilled employees in the UK will not be a problem- regardless of type of your venture. The labor costs tend to be quite reasonable in the UK compared to many other countries in Europe.  These may seem exciting for you as an entrepreneur but you can still check out our UK PLC Formation services beforehand.

The infrastructure for expanding business operations in the UK is good. The telecommunication setup is top notch and same can be said about its existing transport facilities. You can also gain from the logistics facilities.

There are notable benefits of setting up a Private Limited company in the country. However, you will gain by seeking consultation of expert agencies and their expertise can ease hurdles. The BRIS group’s services on UK PLC Formation can make your task easier.

UK Limited Liability Partnership Company FormationFinancial Advantages
TaxationFiscally Transparent
Double Taxation Treaty Access:Yes Treaty Access with many countries
UK Tax Information Exchange Agreements:Yes, United Kingdom signs Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements:Yes accounting / reporting requirements
Annual Return Filing Requirements:Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements:Yes audit required (small companies excluded).
UK Limited Liability Partnership Company FormationRegistration Requirements
Share Capital:Minimum capital contribution for the UK Limited Liability Partnership Formation: GBP 2
Classes of Share Available for UK company formation:Contributions
Bearer Shares:Not Allowed
Registered Office Required:Yes required and must be maintained in UK
Shareholders:Minimum number is two. Can be any nationality and need not be resident of the UK
Disigned Partners:Minimum one and need not be resident of the UK
Your Company language:English
Name of your Company must be ended:LLP
Documents required for UK company formation:A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.
UK Company FormationRestrictions
For UK company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification:“Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.
Restrictions on Trading:None
Not permitted without a licence:Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
UK Limited Liability Partnership Company FormationConfidentiality and Security
Publicly Accessible Records:Yes, accessible
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors:Yes, Allowed
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities:No
Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held:Anywhere
Stability:Secure jurisdiction and Financial Centre.
About United KingdomUK Limited Liability Partnership
Capital city:London
Political System:Parliamentary Democracy
Governing corporate legislation:Companies Act 2006 as amended
Type of Law:Common
Currency:Great British Pound (GBP)
Exchange Control:None
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents:English
Time zone:GMT+0

This publication is provided for information purposes only. This info should not be treated as a substitute for a tax or legal consultation or legislation. You should not act on the basis of the information contained in this publication without having obtained individual advice from the professional expert.

BRIS GROUP does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from decisions made by the reader on the basis of this publication.

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