Before your business can start operating as a Limited Company, it has to be Registered with the Registrar of Companies at Companies House.
Registration documents and forms
To set up as a limited company in the UK, you will need to send the following documents to Companies House:
The company's officers
The officers of your company are the people formally appointed to run it - the company directors and if it has or requires one, the company secretary. Among their other duties the directors have a responsibility to prepare and deliver documents - such as the accounts and annual return. They also have a duty to notify changes to, for example, its registered office or directors.
If officers resign or new ones are appointed, or if their personal details change, the Registrar of Companies must be informed straight away.
How many officers does a company need to have?
The number of officers required depends on the type of company:
Restrictions on company directors
It is up to the members to appoint the people they believe will run the company well on their behalf. The only restrictions that prevent anyone becoming a director are:
Can one person form a company?
An individual can form a private company but the sole director must be an individual. A public company must be formed by at least two persons one of which must be an individual. The registration process for a limited company can be handled directly with Companies House or you can use our services.
Heron Accounting Services can help you set up your Limited Company.
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