This guide is about the formation of Private Companies Limited by Shares, more commonly referred to as Limited or LTD companies. Registering a limited company in the UK is a straightforward process and can be completed in a few hours.
In this guide we will cover the main areas that you need to know about before you start. If you are completely new to limited companies, or are unsure if a limited company is right for you, then take a look at our guide to the benefits of forming your own limited company. If you have already fomed a limited company then take a look at our guide to the next steps.
Forming a limited company involves five main steps: