Limited companies and partnerships


  • How to set up a limited company, appoint directors and shareholders or guarantors, and register for tax.

  • Incorporate a private limited company - register it with Companies House and rules on directors, shares, articles of association and telling HMRC about the company

  • Use this service to apply to strike off a company from the Companies House register. It costs £8 to apply online, or £10 for a paper application.

  • Tell HMRC if you've stopped being self-employed, or you're ending or leaving a business partnership - responsibilities, tax returns, letting any employees know.

  • How to close a limited company - strike off, dissolution, voluntary liquidation - or allow to become dormant

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