Set up a limited company

Register your limited company


You can register your company if you have everything you need to set up.

Register your company online

You can register online if your company is limited by shares and uses standard articles of association ('model articles').

It costs £12 and can be paid by debit or credit card or Paypal account. Your company is usually registered within 24 hours.

Register now.

Register your company by post

You can register by post using form IN01.

Postal applications take eight to ten days and cost £40 (paid by cheque made out to 'Companies House').

Send your application to the address on the form.

Other ways to register your company

You can also register your company:

After you've registered your company

Once the company is registered you'll get a 'certificate of incorporation'. This confirms the company legally exists and shows the company number and date of formation.

You'll also need to register for Corporation Tax within three months of starting to do business.