Choose the Perfect Package for You and
Start Your New Company Today
Simply choose from the packages below or use these resources to help you decide:
- Discover why you should register via us.
- Learn about registering a company: See this guide
- Do you still have complicated questions?: See our FAQs,Click here for live chat or call us on 0207 608 5500
- If you're ready to proceed, scroll down to choose the perfect package for you, then continue to order.
What You Get In Each Of Our Packages
Included in All of Our Packages:
Free Business Start Up Toolkit - Everything You
Need to Start, Run & Grow Your New Company.
FREE Fast-track Barclays Business Bank Account
Barclays Startup Business Account
-You get £50 cash deposit* & 12 months FREE banking!
-Dedicated local business manager to provide support.
-Business debit card, cheque book, online & telephone banking.
-Fast track service. As soon as your company is formed, Barclays will contact you directly.
-UK customers only. with £50.00 Cash Back (Optional)
FREE .co.uk website domain plus more...
FREE .co.uk website domain plus more
Save £s by getting your online presence started with our MadeSimple solution - Websites MadeSimple.
Your free package includes:
- Free .co.uk Website Domain for 1 year
- Free Personalised Email Address
- Free 1-page Website
- Free Professional Stock Images
Free 1 year domain name includes free email address, 1-page website and professional stock images.
Google Adwords Voucher
Google AdWords Voucher
-Advertise your products & services to millions of potential customers using Google's online advertising service.
-Find more customers by advertising your site with Google.
-Spend £25 and get an additional £75.
-Use Google's phone setup service to get started now. to Get Your Business in Front of Millions of Potential Customers
FREE Accountancy & Tax Consultation
FREE Accountancy & Tax Consultation
-Find out if you're paying too much tax.
-Free review of your affairs by a qualified accountant.
-Branches nationwide for convenient appointments.
-UK customers only. (UK Customers Only)
Exclusive 2-Month FREE Trial to FreeAgent's
FREE 2-Month trial to FreeAgent
-Exclusive discount for Companies Made Simple customers - you won't find this offer anywhere else.
- Plus get a 10% discount on the monthly subscription for 12-months after your free trial ends.
-Keep track of all your company's finances.
-FreeAgent is super easy-to-use, you don't need any accounting or bookkeeping experience to start using it.
Award Winning Online Accounting Tool for Small Businesses. Plus you get 10% discount on the monthly subscription for 12 months after the free trial ends. FreeAgent is easy-to-use and you won't need any previous accounts experience to start using it.
FREE Business Startup Guide (worth £7.99) - Everything you need to know to start, run and
FREE Business Startup Guide (worth £7.99)
-Receive an expert's guide to starting your business (ebook)
-Easy to understand and jargon-free
-Avoid the common mistakes many new businesses make
-Perfect if you've never started a business before grow your new business
3 FREE Company Credit Checks (worth £16.35) - Avoid losing money to bad payers or suppliers
FREE Company Credit Checks (worth £16.35)
-Run a free credit check on your first 3 business customers to make sure you'll get paid
-Easy to use service from our sister site Company Searches Made Simple (credit checks available on UK companies only).
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to provide proof of ID?
No if you are buying the Basic or Printed company formation packages.
Yes if you are buying the registered office/service address service (Privacy, Comprehensive and Ultimate company formation packages). In this case we are required by law to hold proof of ID and proof of address.
Non UK residents, must provide proof of ID and proof of address documents certified by a solicitor, accountant, post office, local council, doctor, minister of religion or notary (accompanied by a relevant stamp). Customers in countries outside the EU will need to provide documents notarised by a Public Notary.
What documents are acceptable for proof?
For UK residents, all we need is your address and the number of one of the following documents:
- UK passport
- UK driving licence
- European ID card
For non UK residents, we will need a scanned copy of one of the following documents (one for proof of ID and one for proof of address):
Proof of ID
- Driving licence (with photocard)
- National identity card
- HM Forces identity card
- Employment identification card
- Disabled drivers blue pass
Proof of address (Both name and address MUST be shown)
- Gas or electricity bill
- Telephone bill (excluding mobile phone bill)
- Water bill
- Mortgage statement
- Council tax bill
- Bank statement
- TV licence
Will I still need an accountant?
For certain tasks we do recommend that you use an accountant.
This is why we offer a free consultation with a local TaxAssist accountant once your company has been formed.
We provide you with lots of inclusive services and tools to keep accounting costs down.
All of our packages include a free 2-month trial to FreeAgent, easy-to-use small business accounting software that helps keep you on top of all your business finances. Our Comprehensive and Ultimate Packages take care of some of the things that your accountant would normally do, such as preparing and filing your company's Annual Return. With the Ultimate Package we'll also register your company for VAT with HMRC.
Less work for your accountant equals lower fees for you.
Is there a renewal cost annually?
This depends on the package that you choose.
The Privacy Package has an annual renewal cost of £59.99, only applicable if you want to continue using our Registered Office and Service Address to keep your residential address confidential and off Companies House public register.
The Comprehensive and Ultimate packages have an annual renewal cost of £99.99, only applicable if you want to continue using our Registered Office and Service Address to keep your residential address confidential and off Companies House public register. Also included is our Maintenance of Statutory Books Service and Preparation/Filing of Annual Return service.
What if I only need the company name and none of the other parts?
If you're looking to start trading immediately or very soon, then our Basic Package is the
cheapest way to get up and running quickly and easily. However,
if you want to open a bank account we recommend the printed package as
most bank managers require this official documentation.
On, the other hand, if you simply want to secure your chosen company name for the future, then you can reserve it here.
I'm not sure what I need right now, can I buy the Basic Package and add other services to it later?
Absolutely, however the services will not be available at the discounted package rates.
I don't live in the UK, can I still open a UK company & bank account?
You can form a UK limited company regardless of your nationality or location.
A UK limited company must have a registered office based in the UK. Our Privacy, Comprehensive and Ultimate Packages all include use of our Registered Office Service for one year (you have the option to renew after this period), perfect for customers who do not have access to their own UK address.
Our Banking International package is the ideal solution for overseas customers looking to open a UK bank account as part of their company formation, including a 1 hour consultation with our UK Tax Experts and assistance from our Bank Account Opening team.
What are my statutory and legal requirements once I start a Limited Company?
Limited companies are required to file annual returns and annual accounts with Companies House.
If you choose the Comprehensive or Ultimate Package, we take care of the annual return for you.
You or your accountant will need to submit annual tax returns and company accounts to HMRC.
As a director of a limited company you must act in the best interests of the company and not necessarily yourself.
How much tax will I save by starting a Limited Company vs. being a Sole Trader?
This depends on your circumstances. You may find this Sole Trader v Limited Calculator helpful.
How do I get funding for my new business?
There are a number of options available when it comes to funding a business. These can be split into two categories; debt financing sources and equity financing sources. Debt financing sources would include banks, lease financing and trade credit. Equity financing sources would include venture capitalist companies and private individuals.More info