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If you’re a freelance graphic designer, here’s why you should incorporate a limited company

The benefits of life as a freelance graphic designer are plain to see. You get to work on your own terms, on a schedule that suits you, and claim better pay for your projects than if you were to operate through an agency.

I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

The Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been registered, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation.

Making a Corporate Appointment: Governing Law and Legal Form

When forming a limited company it’s possible to have another company acting as any of the following: director, shareholder, person with significant control (PSC), and secretary. These are called ‘corporate appointments’.

Registering a company – what challenges will you face post-formation?

The process of registering a company is a very simple one. In fact with Company Formation MadeSimple it is just 4 simple steps.

How many people do I need to form a company?

Are you in the process of becoming a ltd company? It's worth knowing that you can register a UK limited by shares company with just one person.

How do I register my side-hustle with Companies House?

According to the Office for National Statistics company registration numbers for the latter part of 2020 ‘soared’ when compared to 2019 figures. And it’s no surprise.

3 Reasons Why Company Formation Applications Get Rejected

Registering a limited company is extremely simple. However, sometimes applications are rejected by Companies House (don’t worry; if you are forming with us you can resubmit the application for no extra charge).

What is the Companies House PROOF service?

Last Updated: 25/03/2021 The PROOF (PROtected Online Filing) scheme is a free service provided by Companies House that helps protect your company from fraud. Registering your company for PROOF means that Companies House stop accepting paper forms (appointment changes, change of registered office, company name change etc) for your company.

Shareholders and Subscribers: What’s the difference?

A short one for you all today: What’s the difference between a shareholder and a subscriber? Well there’s not much difference at all.

Company Formation Process: What is a Section 243 Exemption?

The “Section 243 Exemption” is a term you will come across when appointing a limited company director via the AP01 form (online or through paper documentation). A 243 exemption means the proposed director’s residential address will not be disclosed to any credit reference agencies.

The Companies House status says my company is ‘Active’ – what does this mean?

When you form a limited company your company is placed on the Companies House register (Companies House are the UK’s registrar of companies). In this post we’re going to look at the ‘Status’ field on the register and explain why your company may have an ‘Active’ status.

Can a company change the SIC Code?

Yes it can. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code is a five digit number that categorises a company’s nature of business.

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