United Kingdom Company Formation Requirements

Your corporate name must not suggest any link with an existing institution. You must have a registered office in the same country where you choose to register; e.g., if you register in England, your registered office must be in England.

What are the other requirements for company formation in the UK? 

A limited liability partnership organisation in the UK doesn’t require shareholders. You will need a VAT number if you are going to do business in the UK, however, you do not receive it automatically upon incorporation. A limited liability partnership also does not have any restrictions on owning and holding property.

uk company formation requirements

The United Kingdom company formation requirements are:

  • Application to register a company (Form I101)
  • Articles of Association
  • Statement of guarantee or a statement of capital and initial shareholdings
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Details regarding your chosen activities by referencing them to a standard industrial classification code (SIC)
  • Statement of compliance or guarantee
  • Detailed of the proposed directors and secretary should you choose to have one and Persons with Significant Control (PSC). Should you not have a PSC, you would have to include a statement stating your entity does not have one
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