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Setting up a limited company marks an exciting (and often daunting) milestone for any new business. The section provides step-by-step guides to walk you through the entire company formation process.

Learn the pros and cons of a limited company structure, including limited liability and tax efficiency. Understand director and secretary roles and responsibilities. Get tips on choosing a unique (and legal) name for your company.

Learn about articles of association, share allotments, director appointments, share certificates and statutory registers.

To find out more about setting up a company, try these popular guides:

15 benefits of trading via a limited company

How to set up a limited company

How much does it cost to set up a company?

For more in-depth guides, try Limited Company Help.

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The Confirmation Statement: What is it, and how do I file it with Companies House?

All UK limited companies, large and small, have been required to file an Annual Return (AR01) with Companies House at a set point each year.

From 30th June 2016, as part of the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, the Annual Return was replaced with a new document called a ‘Confirmation Statement’.
Read More »The Confirmation Statement: What is it, and how do I file it with Companies House?

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The Annual Return – Form AR01, what it is and how to file it (archived)

All limited companies in the UK must submit an Annual Return form (AR01) to Companies House every year.

The Annual Return provides a snapshot of general information about your company, including details of directors and company secretary if you have appointed one, the registered office, share capital and shareholdings.
Read More »The Annual Return – Form AR01, what it is and how to file it (archived)