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Electronic company reminders

companies house filingReceiving your company notices electronically by email is an ideal way to ensure you do not miss important reminder notices from Companies House.

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OFFER - Company formation and registered office

Company formation and registered office Save money on your company formation. Order a registered office with your company formation and save £15!

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Don't miss another customer call!

Telephone answering service An unanswered phone is losing you business. The facts speak for themselves - research shows 3 out of 4 callers refuse to wait beyond 6 rings and a busy signal puts off 80% of first time callers – often permanently.

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Scottish company formation with Edinburgh address

Scottish Company Formation Start your new company in Scotland with a registered office in Edinburgh? We provide a Scottish company formation service with our address as your company’s official registered office.

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Why use SFS to start your company and not Companies House?

Small Firms Services You can form your company online with Companies House why do thousands of people choose to use SFS as their company formation agent?

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Companies House relax restrictions on company names

Sensitive names Forming a new company will become easier for business that want to include a sensitive word or expression in their company name. New legislation will reduce the number of words that are protected.

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Same Day Company Formation

Same day company formation Starting your own limited company only takes a few hours with our online incorporation system. Entering your details takes just a few minutes and we submit your formation to Companies House immediately.

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Full documents with all company formations

Full documents with all company formations Company formation packages that provide all the legal documents. We provide all customers with all of the legal documents you need when starting your company.

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Limited or Ltd in your company name?

ltd or limitedLimited or Ltd is included at the end of your company name. You can choose either ending when forming a company. There is no legal difference.

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Legalising offshore company formation documents

apostille serviceStarting an overseas company normally requires that your provide several legalised documents. Our apostille and embassy legalisation service make the process simple.

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Overseas Company Registration and Documentation

expanding your businessExpanding a UK business overseas often requires the legalisation of company documents. We can assist you with the apostille service.

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Setting New Year goals for your company

company targetsSet your company new goals and objects for the New Year. Take the opportunity to improve your business.

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10 common mistakes when forming a company

company formation yes noAvoid making the most common mistakes when forming a limited company by reading this article.

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What is a certificate of incumbency?

Certificate of Incumbency International customers often contact us regarding certificates of incumbency for UK companies. So what is this document and how do you get one?

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Companies House and HRMC scams

hmrc scam alertIt seems like every other week there is a new alert or warning from either Companies House or HMRC that a new scam has been identified. So how can you protect your company?

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Company Seals - Great Value

Company Seals Company seals are used to emboss official company stationery with your company name and number. Find out more about the products we offer.

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What shares should a company issue?

issue new share certificateWhen forming a company you can issue more than one class of shares. Existing companies can amend existing shares or create new share classes.

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Starting a Limited Partnership

limited partnerships Limited Partnerships are a different type of business structure that provide an alternative to LLPs and companies.

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How to change company officers?

change company officersInformation on changing your company officers. Appointing and resigning company directors and secretaries.

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Information on company shares

company document filingInformation on changing shareholders, issuing new shares, and other related topics. Links to useful information on our website.

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What is an apostille?

what is the apostille certificateApostille certificates are attached to documents being presented overseas. Information on what the apostille is and what it looks like.

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Annual Return or Tax Return?

Confirmation StatementWhat is the difference between the Confirmation Statement, previously called the Annual Return, and the Tax Return?

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Companies House to stop postal reminders

companies house emailsFollowing the recent introduction of Companies House ‘e-reminder’ service the government registrar of companies is moving towards cessation of postal notifications.

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Nominee Directors and Corporate Directors

nominee directorUK Companies can appoint another company as a corporate officer. In some circumstances nominee directors are also used.

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LLP Filing Requirements

LLP Filing Requirements A Limited Liability Partnership has to file documents each year. Which documents does your LLP need to submit?

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How to Fix Mistakes In Your Company Formation

How to fix mistakes in your company formation An informative guide on how to fix the most common mistakes made when forming a company.

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Adding New Shareholders and Increasing Share Capital

increasing sharesMany companies start life with just one or two shareholders but you may find that the company needs to add new shareholders or change the share structure at a later date.

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How Many Shares In a New Company?

company sharesWhen forming a new company you will need to issue shares to at least one person. Advice on issuing shares in a new company.

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What Should You Know About Share Rights?

question markA general overview on share rights and prescribed particulars.

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The Responsibilities of a Company Director

company directorA general overview of the responsibilities of a company director.

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Guide to the New Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act

Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act guideA general overview to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act. Persons of Significant Interest, Reducing red tape, corporate transparency and more.

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What is a PSC register?

psc registerFrom 6th April 2016 it was a requirement for all UK Companies, LLP’s and social enterprises to keep a record of ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC) in their organisation.

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Addresses Explained

Different types of company address The Different Types of Addresses Explained.

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What is a Ready Made Company?

ready made companyWhen starting your own business you may consider registering a new Limited company or purchasing a Ready Made Company, but what is a ready made company and what are the benefits?

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