Entries with tag company formations .

What does your company do? New information required for company formations.

28 Jun 2016
  In addition to providing information about People with Significant Control (outlined in our previous blog ), from 30th June 2016, for the first time, company applications to Companies House will also have to include information about the intended business activity of the new limited company. Limited companies had not previously been required to provide this information until... Read More AboutWhat does your company do? New information required for company formations. »

By Lee Date

Academy Trusts in the news

24 Aug 2015
Academies recently found their way into the news , courtesy of Prime Minister David Cameron. He reiterated his vision for education in comments to the media marking the first 100 days of a majority Conservative government since 1997. Political views on academy schools are quite mixed across the board, but having a broader understanding what an academy trust is, and how it... Read More AboutAcademy Trusts in the news »

By Karen Bowley

Is a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business?

03 Sep 2015
A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the perfect choice if you’re looking for the protection of limited liability combined with the flexibility of operating as a partnership. Limited Liability Partnerships have been around since 2001 and offer greater freedom in terms of allocating profits, ease of membership, and confidentiality of internal organisational arrangements. They are also ... Read More AboutIs a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business? »

By Lee Date

Articles of Association: It pays to be prepared

08 Oct 2015
During the process of forming your company, you will have an important choice: What Articles of Association (‘Articles’) will you use? Perhaps you think the Model Articles will suit you fine but consider this, they have been prepared to work for all companies, large and small, general and niche. If your company is unique, your articles may need to be too. Articles are the... Read More AboutArticles of Association: It pays to be prepared »

By Karen Bowley

4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’

16 Nov 2015
Traditionally, professional practices such as solicitors, architects and accountants, were constrained in the structure of their business to operate only as a partnership. In recent years, however, the opportunity has arisen for professional practices to incorporate as a limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and enjoy the advantages these structures provide. So... Read More About4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’ »

By Karen Bowley

Can I incorporate my new company during Christmas?

10 Dec 2015
This is one of our most frequently asked questions this time of year. While everyone is feeling festive and maybe even enjoying a cup of cheer, you may need to register a new company. At this time of year, timescales are subject to change and deadlines can be earlier, so it is important to plan ahead and make sure you have all the required details in hand when you’re ready to form... Read More AboutCan I incorporate my new company during Christmas? »

By Lee Date

Can I incorporate my new company on a specific day?

16 Dec 2015
Following up on our previous blog, this is another question our company formation team is asked quite frequently. While it is possible, there are some restrictions to keep in mind. Occasionally new business owners ask about specific dates because it may carry special significance. In most cases, however, speed is the prevailing reason for a specific or same day company incorporation. ... Read More AboutCan I incorporate my new company on a specific day? »

By Rebecca Tasker

What is a Process Agent?

12 Sep 2016
Process agent. It sounds a bit ominous, doesn’t it? Like a menacing villain in a James Bond film. He’s bringing something, but it isn’t flowers. The good news is process agents are actually quite useful and can be helpful in certain types of business transactions involving court proceedings. This week we are spotlighting process agents with our sister company, Jordans Trust Company. ... Read More AboutWhat is a Process Agent? »

By Karen Bowley

Property management companies: Limited by shares or guarantee?

20 Oct 2016
As buy-to-let properties continue to increase in popularity, we have been seeing an increase in the number of requests we get for property management company formations. We also get a lot of questions about which is the best route to incorporation for this type of company - limited by shares or by guarantee? Let’s take a closer look at the company types to help determine which one... Read More AboutProperty management companies: Limited by shares or guarantee? »

By Karen Bowley

PSC Register: What is a relevant legal entity?

01 Sep 2016
A PSC is by definition an individual, and not a legal entity. What if your company is owned or controlled by a legal entity, and not an individual? A legal entity must appear on the company’s PSC register if it is both relevant and registrable . A legal entity is relevant in relation to your company if it meets any one or more of the 5 conditions to being a PSC and: ... Read More AboutPSC Register: What is a relevant legal entity? »

By Lee Date
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