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UK Company

There are aditional fees for VAT, accounting and audit which may varyForm a UK Company for £295 and annual fee thereafter from £595

The UK has tax treaties with most of the world’s major trading nations. UK Corporation tax for companies with profits of less than £300,000 per year is chargeable at 20%. If a UK Company is managed and controlled outside the UK and no trade is carried out in the UK, Corporation Tax is only payable on foreign income the UK Agent Company receives.

UK Company Formation

Keylink Consultancy can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes just one day.

UK Company Compliance

The officers and shareholders of a UK Company are required to be recorded at Companies House and the annual return detailing any changes is required to be filed every year. For most companies, abridged, un-audited accounts only are required to be filed annually at Companies House. All Companies need to register for Tax and file an Annual Tax Return. A Corporate Director is permitted to be a director of a UK company but there must be one natural person appointed as a director also. For most of our clients Keylink Consultancy provides a Nominee Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a UK Company remain confidential.

UK Company Structure

UK Company Law is based on Common Law and the Companies Act 2006 governs the conduct of UK Companies. A UK company is formed by submitting the Memorandum & Articles of Association to Companies House, whereupon a Certificate of Incorporation is issued. There are standardised articles which are used for most incorporations which allows for company formation taking just 24 hours.

UK Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

Unlike most other on-line Formation Agents, Saveontax provides can provide qualified Nominees Corporate and professional Secretarial Services, as an Associate of an Accountancy Firm. We guarantee that your UK Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There may be aditional fees for VAT, accounting and audit which vary.

UK Company names

UK Company names end with: Limited or LTD or Public Limited liability or PLC. No names can be used for existing companies with identical or similar to the name of a company already incorporated. The following words require special permission: Bank, Building Society, British, National, International, Group, Holding, Chamber of Commerce, Royal or Government.

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Find out about our special rates for forming a Gibraltar Company

Type of entity Limited Company
Type of law Common
Our time to establish a new company 24 hours
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) Nil
Corporate Taxation 20% (profits less than 
£300,000 p.a)
Double taxation treaty access Yes
SHARE CAPITAL OR EQUIVALENT
Standard currency GBP
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum paid up £1
Usual authorised £100
DIRECTORS
Minimum number 1
Local required No
Corporate directors permitted Yes (but minimum of one natural person appointed)
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
SHAREHOLDERS
Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
COMPANY SECRETARY
Required No
Local or qualified No
Corporate secretary permitted Yes
ACCOUNTS
Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes for larger companies with turnover more than £5.6 million or balance sheets of more than £2.8 million
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts Yes
OTHER
Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted Yes

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