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Who controls your company? New information required for company formations

15 Jun 2016
Since 30th June 2016 businesses planning to register a new limited company need to provide Companies House with information about the people who will have control over the company to be incorporated (People with Significant Control or PSCs). So who is a PSC and how are they determined? anyone who holds more than 25% of the shares in the new company anyone holding more... Read More AboutWho controls your company? New information required for company formations »

By Karen Bowley

Director’s Duties: What happens when the tide comes in

07 Apr 2016
We are pleased to have Dana Ewans, one of our Corporate Legal Advisors at Jordans Corporate Law, visiting the Jordans Limited blog again to talk about director's duties. Directors hold a very important role in UK limited companies, as well as other legal entities. Proper management of director’s duties helps ensure the success of the company. So what happens if something... Read More AboutDirector’s Duties: What happens when the tide comes in »

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Jordans Limited achieves ISO 27001 certification

16 Mar 2016
We are pleased to announce that Jordans Limited recently achieved ISO 27001 certification. The impetus towards ISO 27001 certification began with a requirement within our Business Information services team. The team had to achieve this essential level of compliance because newly available government data is now only accessible to credit rating agencies with the ISO 27001 standard. ... Read More AboutJordans Limited achieves ISO 27001 certification »

By Ray Ruffels

The top five must-have policies for small businesses

11 Mar 2016
We are pleased to have Dana Ewans, one of our Corporate Legal Advisors at Jordans Corporate Law, visiting the Jordans Limited blog this week to share insight about employment policies for SMEs. By Dana Ewans We generally expect large companies and multinational businesses to have a comprehensive suite of policies and procedures for everything from dress code to... Read More AboutThe top five must-have policies for small businesses »

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Are you a member or director of a new company?

01 Mar 2016
We are pleased to have Karina James-Wiltshire, one of our Chartered Legal Executives at Jordans Corporate Law, visiting the Jordans Limited blog this week to share useful tips on the differences between members and directors. By Karina James-Wiltshire What is the difference between members, directors and trustees? This is a great question we received recently, as... Read More AboutAre you a member or director of a new company? »

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The UK Registry reaches ten million companies

11 Feb 2016
Today, on 11th February, 2016, the Companies House Registry added its 10,000,000th company. This means 10,000,000 new companies have been incorporated since recordkeeping began at Companies House. That’s a lot of entrepreneurs and new businesses! This impressive record also reflects that the UK is still one of the most globally sought after places to do business in the world... Read More AboutThe UK Registry reaches ten million companies »

By Karen Bowley

Can a child be a member of an LLP?

04 Feb 2016
Can a minor under the age of 18 legally join a company? Though such requests are quite unusual when forming a new company or LLP, they do arise from time to time. Let’s take a closer look at a minor becoming a member of an LLP : There is no statutory prohibition on persons under 18 years of age being proposed as members of an LLP but under general contract law,... Read More AboutCan a child be a member of an LLP? »

By Karen Bowley

Can I reserve a company name?

19 Jan 2016
This is another common company formation question. There is no mechanism that allows you to reserve a company name with the intention of incorporating the company at a later date. So, the simple answer is no, it is not possible to reserve a company name . If you are concerned about someone else taking a specific name, then the only way to safeguard this is to register a company... Read More AboutCan I reserve a company name? »

By Tom Wakerley

Can I get a readymade company?

13 Jan 2016
What is a readymade company? A readymade company, also known as an ‘off-the-shelf’ company, is one that already exists. A private limited company pre-registered at Companies House that has never traded, but is ready to use immediately. Once a popular method through which to set up a new company due to the lengthy incorporation process, today there are few advantages to... Read More AboutCan I get a readymade company? »

By Karen Bowley

The top 5 most popular sensitive words for company names

04 Jan 2016
Don't get caught out by ‘Sensitive words and expressions’ The importance of choosing a successful business name seems quite simple, doesn’t it? This single aspect of registering a new company is a critical piece of the puzzle you don’t want to catch you out. What are sensitive words and expressions? Certain words and phrases, because of their potential to mislead,... Read More AboutThe top 5 most popular sensitive words for company names »

By Karen Bowley

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