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 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.