Buy or register a Company in the UK

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of the largest states in Europe. With a prudent reputation, UK is a leading economic, financial and business center especially when it comes to tax planning. While company formation in the UK is simple and does not require significant share capital, the number of registered companies is constantly growing.

Afortis Group offers professional legal services for the registration of companies in the UK. Our team of professionals will help you in the shortest possible time to register or purchase a ready-made company in the UK. We also provide services for nominee directors, secretaries, legal and virtual addresses, support when opening current accounts, and other service and legal services.

Company Registration in the UK – Prices

Basic

540
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company

Standard

690
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents

Premium

1090
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents
  • Nominee Shareholder/Director
  • Nominee Director
  • Issue of a general power of attorney

Premium+

1290
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents
  • Nominee Shareholder/Director
  • Nominee Director
  • Issue of a general power of attorney
  • Bank account
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Afortis Group offers professional legal services for company incorporation in the UK. Our specialists will help you register or purchase a shelf company in the shortest time period. We also provide services of nominee directors, secretaries, legal and virtual addresses, assist in bank account opening and provide other legal services. For your convenience, we have designed standard service packages. On request, we offer individual offshore services.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of the largest European countries, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, a member of various international organizations and treaties, including 125 treaties for the avoidance of double taxation. System of government – constitutional monarchy.

With a prudent reputation, UK is a leading economic, financial and business center especially when it comes to tax planning. While company formation in the UK is simple and does not require significant share capital, the number of registered companies is constantly growing.

You can form a company only both with a £1 authorized share capital or £10 million.

According to the law, you can incorporate a company in the United Kingdom i.e. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, even though there are local differences.

There are four types of company:

  • Company with Limited Liability (LTD)
  • The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • The Limited Partnership (LP/PC)
  • Public Limited Company (PLC)

Non-commercial private Company with a Limited Liability by guarantees of Participants (Private companies limited by guarantee)

The most popular organizational and legal forms of an enterprise for organizing business in England are the Limited Liability Company (LTD) and partnerships (LLP / LP / PC).

For clients who want to build a reliable business in the prestigious jurisdiction, we recommend the incorporation of LTD.

LTD (Private Limited Company) is a resident company with general tax base and an obligation to submit reports. Most of LTDs are incorporated in England. Companies Act 2006 provides a comprehensive code of company law for the United Kingdom. LTD have the right to engage in commercial activities, unless a special license is required. When forming a company in England, there are a few name restrictions: words like “Bank”, “Insurance”, “Trust”, “Assurance”, etc. are not allowed. The company name registered in England should end with the word “Limited”, or the abbreviation “Ltd”.
When you register a company, you need Articles of Association. A Company can use model articles, the standard default articles prescribed by the Companies Act 2006 (Annex 1).

The company`s shareholders can be both individuals and legal entities – residents of any country. The minimum number of shareholders and directors is one. Directors must be individuals (by the Amendments of 2015), residents or citizens of any country. Unlike most EU members, nominee directors are allowed in the UK. A private company does not need to have a secretary unless the company’s articles of association require it.

This company has a share capital and the liability of each member is limited to the amount, if any, unpaid on their shares. There are no requirements for the minimum and maximum amount of share capital.
An LTD should have a registered office in the UK for the Register of Companies and inspection.

Companies are required to keep accounting records, submit financial statements, tax returns, and annual report (since 2016 – annual confirmation statement) to the Register of Companies.

If you want to close down the company and you don’t have any assets to liquidate you could dissolve the company and have it struck off the Companies House register.

This companies are white-listed from tax avoidance. The UK company can register a VAT number, which facilitates transactions within the EU, and allows the use of the so-called reverse mode. Great Britain adopted treaties for the avoidance of double taxation with many countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Latvia, and others.

We advise our clients to have a registered agent in the UK who will provide nominee service, a legal address, help in filing documents, provide secretarial services and facilitate the use of the company for your business. Our professionals will quickly solve any problems related to the proper registration of the company and other issues related to your business.

How to register a company in the UK?

The company incorporation starts with documents filing to the Companies House. There is an electronic filing through suitably enabled software or web without a personal presence.
What are the set-up steps for the tax-free LTD in the UK?

  • Choosing a company name
  • Filling of incorporation documents
  • Payment of fees
  • Registration in the Register of Companies
  • Notarization and apostille of company documents (if required)
  • Delivery of documents to the client

What is required to register a company in the UK?

  • Passport (scan copy)
  • Proof of address (scan copy, confirming the place of residence, for example: stamp of registration, utility bill or a copy of a similar document)

What you get

  • Certificate of Incorporation (Certificate of registration)
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Subscriber’s Resolution (Resolution on the appointment of the first Director)
  • Consent Action of First Directors (Minute of the first meeting of Directors).
    Share Certificate.
  • Resignation Letter (Undated Resignation Letter from Nominee Director) *
  • Nominee Agreement (the Agreement of using the Nominee Service) *
  • Power of Attorney*
  • Declaration of Trust*
  • Certificate of Non-Trading

* Provided in case of using a nominee service

British LTD is a prestigious solution for many businesses.

  • The UK has a reputation for prestigious jurisdiction and enjoys credibility with European banks
  • You can do business in the UK
  • Remote registration of the Company within one working day
  • Obtaining a VAT number
  • LTD is tax resident of the UK, allowing the use of agreements to avoid double taxation
  • Financial reports are made on the basis of contracts, invoices, etc., as well as bank statements
  • Respectable jurisdiction
  • Works for the international business tax optimizing. Can be used in agency schemes when working with countries without strict offshore legislation.

British LTD is perfect for:

  • holding / asset management, real estate;
  • international trade;
  • agency companies;
  • service companies – for example, consulting;
  • deposits and investments