UK Company. UK Company Formation.
Setting up a Company in the UK for Non-UK Residents
KGN Services specializes in UK Company Formation for Non-UK Residents and opening bank accounts.
How much does it cost to set up a company in The UnKingdom?
Companies Act 2006, Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000, The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as amended.
Type of Law
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents
Publicly Accessible Records
Personal Presence Required
Types of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning
- Private Limited Company
- Limited Liability Partnership
UK Private Limited Company
There is no concept of authorised share capital in the Companies Act 2006. Standard authorised share capital is GBP 100. Minimum paid up share capital is GBP1.
Classes of Share Available
Registered shares, preference shares, deferred shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.
Restrictions on Trading
Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.
Registered Office Required
Yes, must be maintained in the UK.
The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in the UK. Corporate directors are permitted but a company must have at least one director who is an individual.
The minimum number of shareholders is one.
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors
Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders
The standard VAT rate is 20%.
Double Taxation Treaty Access
Requirements to File Accounts
Requirement to File Annual Return
Yes, but small company exceptions.
Language of Name
Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust Company”, “Trustee Company” etc. will require justification.
Name of a Company
The words “Limited” or “Ltd” must be part of the name of every company.
Time to Incorporate
Two days. A guaranteed sameday incorporation is also available.
UK Company Formation Prices
UK Company Formation Package Includes:
- UK Company Name Check
- Initial Business Approval
- Preparation of Application Documents
- Company Registration Fee
- Registered Office Address for 1 year
- Government filing fee
- Certificate of Registration
- Memorandum & Articles of Association
- Minutes of first meeting appointing the director(s)
- Share Certificate(s)
- Register of shareholders
- Register of directors
Starting at: $1690
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People Also Ask
Can a foreigner set up a company in the UK?
Yes, provided that the correct business visas are obtained for the company owner alongside an approved UK business bank account and that you can register the company with a valid UK office address where your accounting records will be stored.
What are the steps in the formation of a company in the UK?
There are several steps outlined in this article for UK company formation. These include registering the company name, a UK office address, a director for corporate tax, and then at the governing body Companies House after getting your SIC code and preparing official documents and accounting records.
How do I check if a company is registered in the UK?
You can use search engines or search the Companies House directory to check companies that are already registered in the UK before naming your company and then later to verify company set up.
Services offered in the UK
KGN Services provides the following services in the UK:
All You Need to Know About Company Formation in The UK
Starting your own company for the first time can be confusing. It’s common to feel intimidated by the complex process and what feels like endless paperwork filled with convoluted legal jargon. It can all sound a bit like a foreign language – and that might literally be the case for some of you from abroad thinking of setting up a company in the UK! But fear not, this article will give you the essential details of how company formation in the UK works and how to set one up as a non-UK resident.
Can a Non-UK Resident Form a UK Limited Company?
The first sensible question to ask is if you are legally allowed to set up a UK company as a non-UK resident. The answer is yes. In fact, there are thousands of active companies in the UK that are foreign-owned, most of which have European directors. However, this may change after Brexit. The good news is that even after the withdrawal agreement came into effect, there were no significant alterations to the process itself regarding UK company formation for non-residents. Non-UK residents who were eligible to start a UK company before Brexit are still eligible after the UK left the EU, provided they fit the criteria for a relevant UK business visa.
Research Regulatory and Tax Systems
It is also necessary to consider how new Brexit changes will affect your business. This is especially pertinent to companies dealing with importing and exporting to EU countries or which have employees from the EU. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about how this may affect you and your company, visit GOV.uk. Alternatively, go to this page and fill in the questionnaire with details on your business.
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