The Ultimate Guide to Setting up a Limited Company

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15 - Share certificates

Share certificates show who owns your limited company. Remember it is the shareholders who own a company, not the directors, and the share certificates are proof of how much of the company each shareholder owns. You are legally required to have them and new share certificates should be issued whenever new shares are issued or the number of shares owned by different people changes.

Share certificates are pretty simple, they don’t need to look fancy, but they do need have the correct information on them in the correct way to be valid.

If you form a company direct with Companies House they will not provide you with share certificates, you will be expected to do your own. can provide you with share certificates for your new company, and we can issue new share certificates for you if you ever need to make changes to your company.

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