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UK LTD
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UK Brochure, UK LLP, UK Ltd,

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5 things you probably didn’t know about English companies
Although the UK private limited company is not a low-tax company, it is still popular among those who require a high prestige, very stable company. The UK company has justifiably become a competitor for the Swiss company, whose formation and maintenance fees may be 5 or even 10 times higher than its counterpart in the UK.
Method of incorporation / registration:
The company may not be formed for an unlawful purpose.
The Memorandum and Articles of Association must be signed by the subscriber(s) of the company.
The subscriber/shareholder may be any natural person or body corporate without any restrictions. An application form must be signed by the director(s), company secretary and the subscriber(s).
Company legal form: Private Limited Company by shares
Company status: Resident/ Non Resident Company
Source of corporate legislation: Companies Act 1985; Companies Act 2006
Possible suffixes to company name: Limited or Ltd.
Restrictions on company name: Please find below complete list of restrictions.
Time required for incorporation: 1 month
Number of directors:
Minimum 1 of any nationality. The company must have at least one director who is a natural person.
Number of shareholders: Minimum 1 of any nationality.
Capital: Minimum share capital is 1 p. At least one share should be issued.
Accounting / reporting requirements: Yes. Annual report and audited accounts are required.
Type of shares: Ordinary, Preference, Cumulative preference, Redeemable
Annual tax and duties: 20-28%
Information publicly available: Directors, registered office, shareholders, accounts, company secretary, annual return.
Registered office: Registered office in England and Wales is required
Registered/Company secretary:
It is advisable and LAVECO policy required the appointment of a local qualified secretary, who will be responsible for the preparation of the Annual Return of the company and for the keeping of professional records and deadlines to avoid the risk of penalties.
Double tax treaty: The UK has the widest network of DTTs.
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