Latest UK company formation statistics

20 Mar 2017
The latest UK company formation statistics are now available. Compilied using data supplied from Jordans Business Information services, the company formation statistics continue to indicate a strong growth in the number of new companies incorporated throughout the UK.   Statistics for January 2017 The map below demonstrates the distribution by region of... Read More AboutLatest UK company formation statistics »

By Denise Sebastian

Articles of Association – Get it right at the start

15 Mar 2017
All companies require either the model articles or bespoke articles of association upon incorporation and it is these articles which outline the rules that the company’s officers must adhere to when running the company. It is often the case that these articles should be as unique as your business and therefore, during the company formation process, we offer a choice of... Read More AboutArticles of Association – Get it right at the start »

By Karen Bowley

How do I correct a mistake on the public register for my company?

02 Dec 2016
Occasionally, we get questions from clients about how to fix errors about their company on the public register. The source of the errors may be for a variety of reasons, but the path to getting them corrected is usually by using the form RP02A. What is the form RP02A? The RP02A form is required by Companies House when you need to rectify information about your company. If... Read More AboutHow do I correct a mistake on the public register for my company? »

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

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

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

Post-Brexit: Why bother forming and running a UK company?

07 Jul 2016
Debbie Farman is the Director of Legal Practice for Jordans Corporate Law and our Head of Corporate Law . Here she looks at the value of running a UK company post-Brexit. The reasons for forming a UK company, and doing business in the UK, with contracts drafted under UK law, are virtually the same after the UK/EU referendum vote on 23 June 2016 as before. These... Read More AboutPost-Brexit: Why bother forming and running a UK company? »

By Debbie Farman

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

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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