Business Registration Archive

  • 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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  • Quick online VAT registration

    HMRC Changes to the VAT Registration Process

    HM Revenue and Customs have recently made some changes to the way VAT applications are made. In the past there was a single online form which anyone could use to submit a VAT application. The new system adds an extra step which slows the process...

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  • Small Busiess Intellectual Property

    How Healthy is your Company’s Intellectual Property?

    Intellectual property is often an area which small businesses overlook, either because they think it is not relevant to them, or because it is surrounded in complex rules. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have been making a lot of effort recently to educate small businesses...

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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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