Business Registration Archive

  • House buyer receiving house keys in front of the property

    Cambridgeshire Property Services Professional Launches Independent Estate Agency Business

    A serial achiever during 24 years with NatWest in a variety of management roles, John Grantham joined Move with Us as Manager of the LPA Receivership Team in 2005. A Sunday Times Fast Track and Profit 100 company providing risk management solutions and effective sales...

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  • Business Population Stats Methodology

    Freelancers and Self Employed Driving Growth in New Businesses

    The Business Population Estimates for 2014 have just been released by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). As there is no central register for businesses in the UK they put together a report every year to...

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  • Free Company Formation Options

    Are Free Company Formations Really Free?

    We recently saw that one of the national accountancy firms are charging their customers £125 + VAT to form a limited company. They justify this on their website by stating that: cheap online formations often don’t provide any telephone support, so if you do get...

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  • UK Business Numbers Methodology

    How many businesses are there in the UK?

    The simple answer to how many businesses there are in the UK is 4.9 million. This is the official figure produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The image below is part of the Methodology Note that accompanies their figures to show...

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  • New Company Name Rules

    Company and Business Names Rules to be Simplified

    Back in February the government launched a consultation on removing red tape around business and company names. The Department for Business have now published the results of this consultation along with the rule changes they are suggesting. Some of the changes being proposed are fairly...

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  • Company Names Tribunal League Table

    Intel Top League of UK Company Name Tribunal Cases

    American chip maker Intel top the league for challenges brought to the UK Company Names Tribunal. Over the last 4 years they have challenged 46 companies over their name and have won 45 of their cases. The loosing companies have typically had to change their...

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  • UK limited company rule changes

    5 Proposed Changes to UK Limited Company Rules

    At the G8 conference in June the UK government announced plans to change some of the rules around limited companies. Their aim is to make them more transparent so that it is clearer who owns companies. In part this move towards greater transparency is a...

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    UK Certificates of Incorporation and Apostille

    A Certificate of Incorporation is often called the birth certificate of a company. It shows that a company exists and what its company number is (although not who owns it). The Certificate of Incorporation is often asked for when opening bank accounts or when signing...

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  • address used to register limited company

    Reporting Fraudulent Use of Address to Register a Company

    Although it is fairly rare we occasionally get phone calls and emails from people who have discovered that a company has been registered to their home address without their knowledge. Normally they find out when letters start arriving at their house addressed to a business...

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    Starting a Business: online only

    I got married a few months ago and I took on my husband’s surname. When I tried to change my name on my driving licence I was told I could not supply the information electronically but had to complete a paper form. This may well...

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  • Customer Testimonial

    I have just started up my own company ... I have had many queries, you answered all my questions, whilst being really helpful and professional.

    Richard


    We are happy with all business we have conducted with you and are quite happy to recommend you on what you have done and assistance you given us up to date.

    Stephen


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