Category Archives: Company Register

4 ways to protect your limited company from fraud

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With Halloween here, it’s understandable if you’re a little more fearful than normal. After all, who knows what ghouls and ghosts lurk in the darkness? However, in this blog post we’re looking at a far more realistic threat – company fraud. When it comes to business it always pays to be cautious. With that in mind, here are four ways you can protect your limited company from the all-too-real threat of fraudsters and other unscrupulous types. Ignore at your peril… Continue reading

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The service address explained

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When appointing a director for a limited company you will have to provide a service address. In this post we’re going to explain what the service address is, the difference between the service address and the registered office, and how to go about changing the service address. Continue reading

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

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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. Continue reading

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Changing your company name during the online company formation process

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Registering a company - when is the right time?

The first step of the online company formation process is to check the availability of your proposed company name. If the name is available you then choose your package, make payment and then fill-out your company details. But what if you make payment and then change your mind about the company name? Is it too late to change it? Read on to find out. Continue reading

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Company Formation Update: Multiple Share Classes now available!

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After receiving feedback from our customers we’re pleased to announce that you can now use multiple share classes when forming companies with us. In this post we’ll give you a step by step demonstration on how to do this. Continue reading

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

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Cosec: A Powerful Management Tool Synced With Companies House

The 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 formed, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation. You need not do anything, this all happens automatically once your company has been formed. Continue reading

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Working for other people stinks. Want to know why?

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Monday to Friday, 9-5. Boo. Weekend. Yay! Sound familiar? Of course it does. The average person spends 10.5 years of their life working, and working for someone else nonetheless. It’s pretty much how we all choose (yes choose) to live our lives. Are we suggesting there is an alternative? Another way to do it? We’ll get to that question in a bit. First let’s look at five reasons why working for someone else truly stinks. Continue reading

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Making a Corporate Appointment: Governing Law and Legal Form

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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’. The information that you provide for a corporate appointment differs slightly from the information that you need to provide for a regular human appointment. Two terms that cause particular confusion when appointing a corporate director or corporate PSC are ‘Legal Form’ and ‘Governing Law’. In this post we’ll explain what these mean. Continue reading

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Updates to the company formation process: PSC and SIC

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This month sees two important updates to the UK limited company formation process; the addition of a ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC) section and the addition of a ‘Standard Industrial Classification’ (SIC) section. Let’s take a look at what this means for you when forming a company. Continue reading

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