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2008/05/14 14:53:40 (permalink)

registering a company

I know a few people on here run their own companies, how much was it to register your company name and is it a easy process? thanks.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/14 14:55:44 (permalink)
    if its a ltd co or a ltd liability partnership there are companies that do it for you and charge about £25. Easy peasy to do. If you're just a sole trader or regular partnership you dont register it as such on companies house.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/14 14:55:53 (permalink)
    Assuming you mean you want to set up a limited company then it can be done for as little as £20. There's squillions of company creation websites out there, usually run by chartered accountancy firms.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/14 19:06:28 (permalink)
    Honestly, I have set up several limited companies over the years, and you can get the forms for free from www.companieshouse.gov.uk . DOwnload a Form 10, a Form 12, and a 288a.

    Fill those in, and take them to your friendly law firm (as you need to swear them)

    Then whizz them off to companies house with £20 and they will check and process them for you. Takes about 10 days.


    The advantage of using company formation firms is the companies are usually a few months old so they look more substantial, but then there is the obvious extra cost of that.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/14 19:12:39 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: trader97

    Honestly, I have set up several limited companies over the years, and you can get the forms for free from www.companieshouse.gov.uk . DOwnload a Form 10, a Form 12, and a 288a.

    Fill those in, and take them to your friendly law firm (as you need to swear them)

    Then whizz them off to companies house with £20 and they will check and process them for you. Takes about 10 days.


    The advantage of using company formation firms is the companies are usually a few months old so they look more substantial, but then there is the obvious extra cost of that.



    Good advice. I work for Companies House and you can get all the info from the above website. Don't go to a formation agent as they will charge you an arm and a leg.

    Any more advice needed drop me a mail mate or visit the website.
    post edited by Cardifflad - 2008/05/14 19:13:51
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/15 09:09:54 (permalink)
    sorry didnt reply sooner, cheers for the advice. yeah if i have any problems ill send u an email cardiff, nice one.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/15 09:17:34 (permalink)
    are you setting up a limited company or as a sole trader?

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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/15 10:13:07 (permalink)
    Good advice. I work for Companies House and you can get all the info from the above website. Don't go to a formation agent as they will charge you an arm and a leg.


    I wouldn't have said 20-25 quid is really an arm and a leg - that's all I've ever paid. It's certainly cheaper than using a local solicitor plus CH fees.
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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/15 10:36:33 (permalink)
    Using an agent all in about £280. But this included them sorting out my VAT number, and corporate address rental.
    post edited by uncle_peter - 2008/05/15 10:37:25

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    RE: registering a company 2008/05/15 10:40:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: jackson

    I know a few people on here run their own companies, how much was it to register your company name and is it a easy process? thanks.

    Really easy as a ltd, can't remember how much (50 quid?) and you get them to do all the paperwork.

    Quite fast, all done in a week off memory.

    You can do it yourself...but if you're starting a business, 50 quid will be the least of your expenses lol

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