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Setting up a limited company in the UK

by Vidit Agarwal Marketing Director

How to set up a limited company

After enjoying some success working as a freelancer or self-employed, most of the professionals start looking ahead for setting up a limited company. Here is a quick guide about how to set up your limited company. This guide has covers how to set up a limited company

  • Choosing a company name
  • Business names
  • Checking a company name is available
  • The company registration process
  • The requirements for setting up a limited company
  • The registered office address
  • Appointing company directors
  • Director’s addresses
  • Company Shareholder
  • Allocating Shares
  • SIC Codes for industry classification
  • Registration Paperwork
  • Company Registers


What is an LLC (Limited Liability Company)?

A limited liability company, also known as an LLC, is a corporate structure that combines traits of both of the partnership and the corporation, whereby the members of the company cannot be held personally liable for the company's debts or liabilities. To start an LLC, you need to register with Companies House (CH). Companies’ house is a regulatory body in the UK to maintain registers of all limited liability company. You can register for tax identification number behalf of your LLC and open a business bank account for doing the business. The key advantage to creating a Limited Liability Company is its flexibility.

Types of Limited Liability Companies in the UK:

  • Private Limited Company (limited by shares)
  •  Private Limited Company (limited by guarantee)
  •  Private Unlimited Company
  • Public Limited Company


Limited company expenses

There are so many expenditure you can incur, while running a limited company, however which expenses can you legitimately claim against your company's tax bill? Do you need help with claiming limited company expenses and knowing what you can claim as a limited company director? Here is a quick guide explaining all and some of the expenses you can claim against corporation tax:

  • Salaries of all company employees
  • Health insurance
  •  Professional memberships
  • Executive pension contributions (via an approved scheme).
  • Stationery and printing costs
  • Business magazines and books
  • Employers’ national insurance contributions (NICs)
  • Bank account charges
  • Travel and parking costs, mileage allowance ( if using own vehicle)
  • Training course fees as long as the skills are relevant to the business
  • Computer equipment and software


You can explore the HMRC website for A to Z expenses. However you can ask from your accountant for more detailed about other factors such as VAT, PAYE, dividend and etc.

For more information take a look at expense pages below:


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About Vidit Agarwal Committed   Marketing Director

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