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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

    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

    UK Limited Company Registered Office – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales

    Last Updated: 05/09/2014 There are some limitations on a UK limited company’s registered office regarding changes to the address. If a company is formed with a registered office in England, all future registered offices must be based in either England or Wales. This is the same for a company formed in Wales. A company formed […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Are the shares in my limited company paid or unpaid?

    As a director, shareholder or secretary of a limited company, there are times when you will be asked if the shares within the company are paid or unpaid. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    I’ve spelt my shareholders name wrong! What shall I do?

    Last Updated: 08/09/2014 Oh dear. Unlike a director or secretary appointment, an incorrect spelling for a shareholder can’t be changed with the CH01/CH03 (change of director/secretary details) form. The only way to rectify this is the following 2-step process: 1) Transfer of Shares: To transfer the share/s held by the existing shareholder (incorrect name) to the new […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Getting the stationery right: Partnerships

    In designing the stationery of a Partnership, you must consider the legal requirements detailed below: Partnerships are required to state on letters, orders, invoices, and receipts, and to display on the premises, the names of all partners together with the principal office of the partnership. Alternatively, they must indicate where a list of partners may […]

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