Entries with tag company incorporations .

Unlimited Companies: The What, Why and When

28 Sep 2015
What is an unlimited company? An unlimited company is a type of private company. It has some features similar to a limited company. It is registered at Companies House and it has members (usually shareholders) and directors, among other standard features of limited companies. However, the shareholders (or members) of this type of company have unlimited liability. This... Read More AboutUnlimited Companies: The What, Why and When »

By Lee Date

Family companies – can children hold shares?

14 Feb 2014
In England and Wales* there is no prohibition on a person under the age of 18 (a minor) becoming a member of a company and holding shares.  However, the child can reject or set aside the agreement for the shares while they are still under the age of 18.   The best practice, therefore, is to avoid a minor becoming registered as a member of a company. This is especially so... Read More AboutFamily companies – can children hold shares? »

By Carol Prince

Shares or guarantee - getting it right from the start

14 Feb 2014
Kathleen O’Reilly, our Head of Internal Legal Services highlights the importance of getting the right corporate structure from the outset. Clients often ask if it’s possible to change from a guarantee company to a company limited by shares and vice versa. Unfortunately it is not and this highlights the importance of getting the right company structure for your needs from the... Read More AboutShares or guarantee - getting it right from the start »

By Carol Prince

Incorporating Academy Schools

14 Feb 2014
An academy is a centrally funded independent state school run by an Academy Trust.  The Academies Act 2010 received Royal Assent on 27 July 2010.  Since then, all maintained schools have been able to apply to become an academy.  There are currently more than 800 academies open and over 1350 schools have applied to become academies since June 2010.  The legislation... Read More AboutIncorporating Academy Schools »

By Wendy Rees

Incorporating for protection

14 Feb 2014
In this uncertain financial climate, setting up your own business can be risky. So follow our tips for choosing the best form for your business. With any new venture, it is important to minimise risk by getting the right advice at the start as to the form that your new business venture should take. Ask your solicitor, accountant or business adviser. Consider your options,... Read More AboutIncorporating for protection »

By Adrian Healey

Companies House say mandatory online filing on hold

14 Feb 2014
Jordans were always slightly sceptical of the ambitious targets set by Government for the mandation of electronic services by Companies House. Given the success of various Companies House electronic filing initiatives (which compares starkly to the dismal failures of other Government led IT projects) we feel Companies House are right to concentrate on the "80/20" rule. Jordans, for... Read More AboutCompanies House say mandatory online filing on hold »

By Adrian Healey

UK Company Formations: Southwest Region - February 2015

05 May 2015
We begin our exploration of regional UK company formations trends by looking at our home base, the Southwest. This data is for Southwest postcodes for February 2015, courtesy of our business information team. Bristol continues to lead the region in company incorporations over the last twelve months, though decreased slightly from 668 in February 2014. Bournemouth is the second most... Read More AboutUK Company Formations: Southwest Region - February 2015 »

By Lee Date

UK Company Formations: East & West Midlands Region

13 May 2015
We continue our exploration of regional UK company formation trends this week by looking at the Midlands. This data is for East and West Midlands postcodes for February 2014 – February 2015, courtesy of our business information t eam. Leicester led the East Midlands region in company incorporations over this twelve month period with 13.8% growth and 684 new companies in February.... Read More AboutUK Company Formations: East & West Midlands Region »

By Lee Date

UK Company Formations: Yorkshire Region - March 2015

28 May 2015
Our exploration of regional UK company formation trends takes us to Yorkshire this week, looking at the Yorkshire & Humberside region postcodes for March 2015, courtesy of our business information team. Sheffield is leading the region with the highest new company incorporations and also the highest growth of 80%, up from 690, in March 2014. Regional business and enterprise... Read More AboutUK Company Formations: Yorkshire Region - March 2015 »

By Lee Date

UK Company Formations: London 2014 – 2015

19 May 2015
This week we have a look at the Inner London and Outer London company formation trends from March 2014 to March 2015, courtesy of our business information team. Remaining one of the top economic powerhouses in the world over the last several years, London continues to rank in the top 10 most economically influential cities across several different metrics . Overall, the Inner... Read More AboutUK Company Formations: London 2014 – 2015 »

By Karen Bowley
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