Limited Company Guides
How to set up and run a limited company. From incorporation to dealing with ongoing administration. Here are our most popular guides:
- Limited, Sole Trader, Partnership or LLP? – the main business structures.
- Set up a Company – the key steps in the incorporation process.
- Articles / Memorandum of Association – what these documents do.
- Company Naming – your name must abide by various rules and conventions.
- Types of Limited Company – not all are private limited companies.
- Registered Office Address – every limited company must have one.
- Certificate of Incorporation – when is it, and what information does it contain?
- Ltd Company Advantages – How being limited compares to other structures.
- Share Capital – how different types of shares can be issued.
- Limited Liability – what does this term mean in practice for directors?
- Company Directors – who can become a company director?
- Limited vs Self Employed – we compare the key features of each structure.
A statement of capital is an official form which gives details of a company’s issued shares and their status at a specific date. It’s part of the documentation that has to be completed during the company incorporation process.
Setting up a private limited company is perhaps simpler than you may think. You can incorporate yourself, or use a professional to do this for you. Here we look at what you need to form a company, and how the process works.
Going self-employed as a sole trader, or setting up your own limited company are the two most popular ways to start up a new business. However, there are significant differences between these two types of business structure which you can compare here.
Pre-emptive rights, also known as rights of pre-emption, means that the current shareholders in a company should always have first refusal on any new shares being issued, whether this arises through the transfer, allotment, or transmission of shares.