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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Choosing Your Company Name – Restricted Words: International

    When choosing the name for your Limited Company it’s important to check if your chosen name includes any “restricted words” and if it does, can you meet the criteria set out by Companies House that allows you to use it?

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How Do I… Change my Company Secretary?

    Updated on 18/08/2014 A UK Limited Company can have multiple secretaries, although having a company secretary is no longer a legal requirement. To appoint a new secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit an AP03 form to Companies House. To resign a secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What Is… A Company Authentication Code?

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 The company authentication code was introduced by Companies House to ensure that any instructions it received about making changes to a company had been given by authorised persons in the limited company. In the past, forms such as Form 287 (change of registered office) were sent to Companies House by bogus individuals. On […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited or Ltd?

    When forming your Limited Company one of the first decisions to make is whether your company name should end in Limited or Ltd. You can’t form a Limited Company without one of them so your options are… limited. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    4 Ways to Grow Your Limited Company

    It may sound a little simplistic, but there are really only 4 fundamental ways to successfully grow your business.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is… A Certificate of Incorporation?

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 The Certificate of Incorporation is the main document which states your limited company is in existence. It includes your company name and number. In the UK, a certificate of incorporation is usually a simple certificate issued by the relevant government registry as confirmation of the due incorporation and valid existence of the […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Registering Your Company Name: Spot the Difference

    It’s always a disappointment if your application for a limited company is rejected by Companies House. You rack your brains as to what could possibly have gone wrong.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited Company Name- Restricted Word: International

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 When choosing a name for your limited company it’s important you are aware of the Companies House “Restricted Words” list. In order to form a company with any of these words, certain criteria must be met; the criteria differ depending on the word. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How to Register for Companies House WebFiling

    Once you have completed the company formation process with us your company is automatically registered for Companies House WebFiling. You, however, are not yet registered for WebFiling. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    I’m registered for PROOF but I no longer have access to my registered office. What do I do?

    Last Updated: 05/09/2014 A few weeks ago we blogged about PROOF, the Companies House fraud protection service. In short PROOF means that everything for your company must be filed online. Companies House stop accepting paper forms for your company. Therefore, if your company is signed up for PROOF, having access to your registered office is […]

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