£159.99 +VAT

£159.99 +VAT

Ultimate Package

Ideal if you want to start trading immediately and enhance your company image.

What’s Included in the Ultimate Package:

Submit your details online and you could be trading within 3 working hours, subject to Subject to completion of all documentation, necessary legal and ID checks as well as Companies House workload and operating hours.

A printed copy is often required by banks when opening a business bank account. The certificate is printed on Companies House approved paper, equivalent of a birth certificate for your company.

We’ll immediately send you a hard copy of this legal document which certifies ownership within a limited company.

Access 29 essential templates and forms for your company’s statutory requirements.

Your First Board Meeting Minutes produced for you; a legally required document detailing the first resolutions of your company.

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House you get access to a digital copy of your Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association and your Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code.

As soon as your company is registered at Companies House you will be emailed a digital copy version of your share certificate(s), a legal document certifying ownership of shares within a limited company.

Get access to 29 essential templates and forms for your company’s statutory requirements, including a Share Certificate template, J30 Stock Transfer forms, Dividend vouchers, an ABM Appointment of Director and more.

Your First Board Meeting Minutes will be produced for you. This is a legally required document detailing the first resolutions of your company.

Choose one of our banking partners during the incorporation process to get great deals on your business banking. You should have a dedicated bank account for your limited company as it is legally a separate entity.

Receive cashback of up to £100 when you open an account and bank with selected partners. Amount and terms vary by bank. Terms and conditions apply. Once you have opened your account, you can claim your cashback easily via our website.

This is a secure, digital record of your company details. Use our system to quickly update your company’s information.

Registered Office addresses must be in the UK. If you’re an overseas customer and don’t have a UK address, then use ours. Impress your clients with our Central London address.

Use our Central London address for all directors, shareholders, secretaries and people with significant control who want to keep their residential address confidential and off the Companies House public register.

We'll scan and then email your official government mail from Companies House, HMRC and other government agencies free of charge. See FAQs for a full list.

A printed copy is often required by banks when opening a business bank account. The certificate is printed on Companies House approved paper, equivalent to a birth certificate for your company.

We’ll immediately send you a hard copy of this legal document which certifies ownership within a limited company.

Keep compliant with Companies House by having our experts accurately prepare and submit your first year’s Confirmation Statement on time.

We’ll immediately send you a hard copy of your Memorandum & Articles of Association. This is often required by insurance companies or finance providers, e.g. when applying for a loan or leasing equipment.

Use our prestigious London address as your virtual office, adding credibility, privacy and a UK-based address. We will also forward your non-government by 1st class post (we’ll also block junk mail).

Recover VAT on pre-incorporated and future business expenditures. Our experts will check and approve your application prior to registering your company for VAT - avoiding any costly errors. As a default, we will process applications as Standard VAT Applications. We can process Flat Rate VAT Registrations but you will need to request this when you complete the VAT application form.

Complete your company’s PSC information on our online admin system and we’ll store your company’s PSC information and the history of changes for you.

Get 10 free reports to use over 12 months and gain valuable insight into any business including those of your competitors. The company reports can include company credit checks, full company reports with information on annual accounts, CCJ history and much more.

Balance office & remote working with 20 day passes per year to Workhub, our coworking space located between Old Street and Angel Station. Workhub is open Monday to Friday, 9pm to 5pm.

Avoid late filing penalties with email reminders of key dates. Access your company’s documents anytime. Easy management of company, directors and shareholder information.

Got a question about your company? Whether it's before, during or after the incorporation process, we're here to help at all times. Just call, email or chat with us, our UK-based support centre is open 24/7.

Just a simple, online process to form your company. In as little as 5 minutes, you can complete the step by step application that guides you through the required company, director and shareholder information.

Business Start Up Toolkit, including: -Free tax and accountancy consultation -Free website with .com or .co.uk domain name -Discount -Small business start up guide

No surprises here, even the Companies House £50 registration fee is already included in the price.

If you want to use the Registered Office and Service Address after the first year, then this package has an optional annual renewal cost.

Included in All of Our Packages

We Give More Value in All of Our Service Packages.

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    Companies House Filing Fee

    Included in the price of all our packages. No hidden costs, what you see is what you get.

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    Free Online Admin Portal

    Manage your companies online with our simple, easy to use dashboard (no paperwork required).

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    Unlimited 24/7 support

    We’re here for our customers whenever you need; simply call, email or chat with us and we’ll be happy to help.

Our Frequently Asked Questions

On the right, you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

If you still can't find the answer to your question, why not try our virtual assistant?

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Need Help and Advice Today?

Need help choosing a package? Call us on 020 7608 5500 or contact us and our team can assist you.

The Ultimate formation package includes a number of useful tools and services to help you get started in the right way:

  • Ready to Trade Limited Company - Your application to creating your limited by shares company
  • Registered Office Address - The official correspondence address of your company that is listed on the Companies House register.
  • Directors Service Address - The contact address for your company directors, shareholders and PSCs.
  • Official Government Mail Forwarding - All of your official statutory mail received, emailed and stored securely at no extra charge!
  • Virtual Office Mail Forwarding for 1 year - The processing and forwarding of all normal business and personal items through our sister site London Presence.  
  • VAT Registration Assistance
  • Digital Incorporation Documents
  • Maintenance of PSC Register - Internal register that every limited company must keep.
  • 10 Company Credit Reports - Useful to find out more about a company of interest.
  • 20 days Coworking Access to the Workhub - Work from your Registered Office!

For a full breakdown of the Ultimate Package and all its features and descriptions please click here

Yes. If you wish to renew, you will get the continued benefits of the registered office and service address services, preparation and filing of your Confirmation Statement, PSC register, 10 company credit checks and 20 day passes to our co-working space. We will let you know when the renewal is due. 

The renewal price can be found on this link (login required). 

Any queries please feel free to contact our friendly and experienced customer services team on 0207 608 5500. 

The Registered Office is the registered address of a limited company, available to everyone on the public register and the location at which official documents can be served. With the registered office service, all your official government mail (from Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway) will be sent to our premises and forwarded to you free of charge.

The Virtual Office Mail Forwarding service provides you with our Central London address which you can give to your clients - giving your business the appearance of working from a prestigious location. All your business and personal mail can be sent to our address and forwarded straight to you, plus junk mail is filtered so you only receive the pieces of mail that are essential to your business. Please note that ID verification will be required before your mail forwarding account is set up and any mail is posted to you.

The package includes a £20 deposit for the mail forwarding service, from which postage and handling fees will be deducted. We'll let you know when this deposit is running low so you can top it up.

We will provide you with a simple template to fill in upon purchase and we will get out experts to thoroughly check through and send to HMRC to register. Any issues, we will advise you accordingly. 

If you expect your turnover to be £90,000 or more in the next 12 months you will legally have to register your company for VAT. You can voluntarily register for VAT if you do not expect to exceed the £90,000 threshold, some do so in order to claim back VAT form other VAT registered businesses. 

All mail will be forwarded to you, regardless of where in the world you are located. All mail is covered by one of the two address services included in this package: Registered Office mail will be scanned and emailed to you, free of charge.

General business mail will be forwarded to you via the Virtual Office mail forwarding service at the Royal Mail standard charge plus a small handling fee which comes out of your postage deposit included in your formation package (We will email you when this needs to be topped up). 

A shareholder is someone who owns shares in a limited company. They own the company along with other shareholders (if there are others).

A subscriber is someone who was a shareholder at the time of the company's incorporation they do not need to remain a shareholder for the lifespan of the business but will always be listed as the initial shareholders/ owners of the company. 

A company Limited by Shares are the most popular type of limited company. They are owned by shareholders and have liability based on the value of the shares issued in the company. They are generally profit driven businesses and will have the suffix LIMITED or LTD at the end of their company name. 

A full guide to companies Limited by Shares can be found here.

Technically speaking, a person of any age can be appointed as a shareholder of a company. However, it is important to note that appointing somebody under the age of 18 may result in some difficulties further down the line: This could be with contract signings, opening of bank accounts, then there is parental settlements and potential capital gains tax. 

We advise speaking to a business advisor or accountant if you are thinking about appointing somebody under the age of 18 as an owner of the business. 

There is no limit to the amount of shares you have issued into your company. You need to have at least one when creating a Limited by Shares company. There are different factors to consider such as the amount of capital needed to be raised, whether there is enough "cash on hand" to cover the amount of capital issued and what stipulations in regards to decision making is listed within the articles of association for the company. 

The default value and amount of shares issued upon incorporation is 1 share at 1 GBP, but this is entirely up to the company. 

If unsure as to how you would like to structure your business, we recommend speaking to a business advisor. 

When forming a private limited company by Shares in the UK, you will need to have the following:

  • Proof of ID & Address
  • Company Name, Company Address and Business Activity
  • Director and Secretary (optional) Details
  • Share Capital and Shareholder Details
  • People with Significant Control (PSC) Details
  • Memorandum and Articles (M&As)

For more information please visit What Details do I Need to Form a Limited Company? (Limited by Shares).

What's the difference?

We offer a mail forwarding service for UK and overseas (including PO Box addresses) customers in both our Registered Office and Virtual Office services. However, there is a difference in the type of mail that is forwarded for each service.

 

Registered Office Mail Forwarding

  • Is the receiving and forwarding of official mail (from particular Governing bodies) to you via scan - take a look at what is classified as official mail.
  • Does not include the receiving or forwarding of business/personal mail. For example, letters from your bank, customers, suppliers, etc. Therefore, you would need a Virtual Office service for this or you can provide an alternative address.

 

Virtual Office Mail Forwarding

  • Includes the receiving and forwarding of all business/personal mail to you. For example, letters from your bank, customers, suppliers, etc.
  • Can be used for marketing or advertising for your company. For example, if you currently have our virtual office service, the address can be on your website, business cards, email, etc.
  • Does not allow the authority to use the address as your company's registered office. Therefore, you would need a Registered Office service for this.
  • Does not include the receiving or forwarding of official mail. You would need a Registered Office service for this.

You will be notified via email if we receive any post for you that is included within your service. When you use our address as the registered office of your company, your company's Government mail will arrive at our address. We will then scan this across to you within 1 working day using our Digital Mailroom to the email address linked to your account with us on Companies Made Simple. 

You can also view a history of received letters through your Registered Office service in your Company Inbox

  • Your mail is delivered to our office by Royal Mail and courier. 
  • Once received, our post team sort the mail into categories in preparation for scanning. 
  • We use an industrial letter opener machine which opens 100s of letters per minute. 
  • The stacks of opened letters are then placed into the scanner, where the system matches the name against our database and sends the item to you. 
  • Where the system is not sure about a match it will defer to human analysis of the name and address. 
  • We store each physical batch for 7 days in case you require the original forwarded on. 
  • We employ a secure shredding company to destroy the physical items after this time.

The Registered Office service covers you for your Government mail*

*Government mail includes mail from UK governing bodies/ departments such as Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway and the Intellectual Property Office that specifically relates to the administration of your business. A full list of accepted mail through the Registered Office service can be found on the following link:

What Post can I receive with my Registered Office Service?

If you are interested in a mail forwarding service where all your items of business mail get forwarded to you, our company Virtual Office MadeSimple can provide this service.

The Registered Office service allows you to receive "Official Government" mail

The people that are required to provide ID will be the account holder, the director's and the People with Significant Control (PSCs). This is line with legislation that everyone considered having significant influence or control over a company and thus are the important decision makers will need to be ID checked. 

Companies House will be enforcing this as of Late 2023 through the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

All officers of a company must be ID verified prior to an application (or request) being sent across to Companies House for approval.

With the help of Credas' digital ID software, our free online ID check is very simple to complete. You will just require:

  • Government-issued photo ID, i.e. passport or driving licence (not expired)
  • Proof of residential address issued with the last 3 months / annual statement, i.e. bank statement, utility bill, etc
  • A device with the ability to take a live selfie such as a webcam or camera phone.

During the online ID verification, Credas' facial recognition technology will check if you are present and determine whether your face (selfie) matches the photo on your ID.

For a full guide please visit Proof of ID and Address Requirements [Comprehensive Guide].

We have a number of different articles available to assist you with troubleshooting any problems you may have. Please view them on the following link:

ID Troubleshooting

Any other queries or assistance required, please contact our ID Compliance team at [email protected].

 

  • Select ‘I need to verify ID for someone else'.
  • Enter the email address of the officer being verified and click the Send validation link button.
  • An email with the validation link has now been sent to the officer’s email address. The officer must open the link and follow the on-screen instructions to verify their identity.

For a full walkthrough please visit here

We will be unable to activate or provide any services to customers (or companies) unable to complete our ID checks. 

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