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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Company Dissolution: You can’t Dissolve when…

    Company dissolution is a process of closing your limited company and removing it from the Companies House register of active limited companies. Companies House will not accept a dissolution request if your company has certain mitigating circumstances. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Registering as a Sole Trader: What you get

    Unlike forming a limited company, when you start up as a sole trader you will not receive a company number or a certificate of incorporation. Instead HMRC will mail you a letter which will include your Unique Tax Reference (UTR). This should be delivered six weeks after submitting the application to become a sole trader. […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Where’s my Nature of Business?

    Our company admin portal has a field for your company’s “Nature of Business”. This field displays the company’s SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited Company Shares: The Total Aggregate Value

    A limited company’s total aggregate value is the number of shares in the company multiplied by the value of each share. For example, a company with 10 shares worth £2 each would have a total aggregate value of £20. If the company has more than one share type, simply work out the total value of […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What if a Shareholder changes their name?

    The process for changing a shareholder’s name (in instances such as marriage) with Companies House is different from that of changing a director or secretary name. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Company Secretarial System: Export to CSV

    If you are signed up to our free Company Secretarial (or Cosec) system there are a number of options available to you that are not available to normal account holders. One of which is the ability to “Export to CSV” basic company information such as company due dates. This allows you save the file (and […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Shareholder changed address? Companies House don’t care.

    You do not need to notify Companies House if shareholders in your limited company change address. This is an internal filing matter that Companies House simply do not need to know about. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Shelf Companies

    We’ve given our “Ready Made Companies” page a fresh lick of paint, so fresh in fact that they’re now known as “Shelf Companies”. The new page displays available limited companies by the year that they were formed in. If you’re interested in purchasing a shelf company, here’s how the process works: • Select “Buy Now” […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How do I update my SAIL address?

    The Single Alternative Inspection Location (or SAIL) address is where the company registers and records are kept if they’re not at the registered office. Having a SAIL address is optional.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What are Companies House eReminders and how do you set them up?

    Companies House eReminders are an email notification system that let you know when a company’s annual return and annual account due date is approaching. 

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