Last updated Jan 24, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

Adding Shares to your Ltd: The Annual Return and Return of Allotment of Shares

Adding new shares to your limited company and letting Companies House know about the new shareholding situation is a two-step process:

1. Adding the new Shares

To add new shares you can complete the Return of allotment of shares (SH01) form and file it with Companies House. Alternatively you can complete and file the Return of allotment of shares directly with us via our online admin system. Both methods notify Companies House of how many new shares you want added to your limited company.

2. Naming the new Shareholders

You don’t need to notify Companies House of who is getting these new shares until your Annual Returns are due. If you are eager to let Companies House know you simply need to file an early Annual Return.