Setting up a Company in the UK for Non-UK Residents

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in UK Company Formation for Non-UK Residents and opening bank accounts.

UK Company Formation

 

General Information

Principal Corporate Legislation

Companies Act 2006, Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000, The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as amended.

Type of Law

Common.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

English.

Currency

GBP.

Exchange Control

None.

Publicly Accessible Records

Yes.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Types of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

  • Private Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Partnership
Private Limited CompanyLimited Liability Partnership

UK Private Limited Company

Share Capital

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.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

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.

Directors

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.

Shareholders

The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Anywhere.

Taxation

20-26%.

VAT

The standard VAT rate is 20%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Yes.

Requirements to File Accounts

Yes.

Requirement to File Annual Return

Yes.

Audit Requirements

Yes, but small company exceptions.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

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.

Cost of UK Company Formation

 
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UK Limited Liability Partnership

Capital

The minimum capital contribution is GBP 2.

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.

Directors

Not Applicable.

Designated Members

The minimum number of designated members is two (designated members are analogous to the executive directors of a company).

Nominee Designated Members

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Designated Members

Anywhere.

Taxation

Fiscally Transparent.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

No.

Requirements to File Accounts

Yes.

Requirement to File Annual Return

Yes.

Audit Requirements

Yes, but small company exceptions.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust Company”, “Trustee Company” etc. will require justification.

Name of a Partnership

The words “Limited Liability Partnership” or “LLP” must be part of the name of every company.

Time to Incorporate

Two days.

Cost of UK LLP Formation

 
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UK Ready-Made Companies

This is a list of ready-made and approved company names available as of today.

ADEL PRODUCTION LLP Approved
VINDEX GLOBAL LTD Approved
EUROSTAR ALLIANCE LLP 23.01.2017
TIBERA LLP 23.01.2017
ARISTO HOLDINGS LTD 19.01.2017
AXICOM INTERNATIONAL LTD 19.01.2017
MELTON ALLIANCE LTD 18.01.2016
PROFITCOM LIMITED 09.10.2015
NORDIC INVEST LTD 09.10.2015
DORNECO COMMERCE LTD 28.09.2015
LANGORIA PARTNERS LLP 05.01.2015
STARK ALLIANCE LLP 11.11.2014
ARONEX COMMERCE LTD 16.05.2014
RENSBERG LLP 23.07.2013
WENTURA (UK) LLP 23.07.2013
BERLONA BUSINESS LTD 23.07.2013
ARONEX CONSULTING LLP 20.03.2013
ATLANTICUS PARTNERS LTD 20.03.2013
MIRALTY INVESTMENTS LTD 20.03.2013
BERLONA CONSULT LTD 07.03.2013
TRADIX ALLIANCE LLP 18.06.2012
DARRICK ALLIANCE LTD 05.03.2012
CENTRIX ALLIANCE LTD 05.01.2012
STRATOS PARTNERS LLP 05.01.2012
EUROLINE PARTNERS LLP 11.11.2011
LEGANT ALLIANCE LLP 21.10.2011
INTERRA PARTNERS LLP 21.10.2011
PRESTOZA PARTNERS LLP 21.10.2011
CORLEON PARTNERS LLP 06.05.2011
CORRIGAN COMMERCE LTD 06.05.2011
SADLER ALLIANCE LTD 06.05.2011
TRITEX ALLIANCE LTD 03.05.2011
XONIX TRADING LTD 03.05.2011
TRODOS LIMITED 28.03.2011
NEODICA LTD 28.03.2011
SONATA ALLIANCE LLP 07.03.2011
ROMFORD COMMERCE LTD 21.02.2011
BEXLEY PARTNERS LTD 21.02.2011
DELGADO FINANCIAL LTD 27.08.2010
BRUNIS LIMITED 10.03.2010

UK Ready-Made Companies Not On The List

We also have a number of UK ready-made companies that are not listed on the web site. If you are looking for something specific or that has a certain name, please contact us to see if we have it.


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Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?
  • We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
  • Incorporating your business is our focus
  • We make a complex process fast and easy
  • We work closely with UK Companies House to guarantee our service

UK Company Formation – Office Addresses

 

 

Services in the UK

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services in the UK:

  • UK Company Formation
  • Registered Office Services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Book Keeping & Audit
  • VAT Registration
  • EORI Registration
  • Trademark Registration

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