Company Formations Related Topics
Wisteria Formations Specific Topics
- Anti Money Laundering Checks
- The Formation Process
- Basic Service
- Other Products and Services
- More Information
This is a guide only and should be read with the relevant legislation.
- Companies Act 1985
- Companies Act 2006
- The Companies Act 2006 (Commencement No. 6, Saving and Commencement No. 3 and No. 5 (Amendment)) Order 2008 – SI 2008/674
- The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations - 2008 SI 2008/495
This guidance is for information only and Wisteria cannot be held liable for any of its accuracy. It is recommended that you always seek professional advice before incorporating your company.
This guidance sets out the requirements for the formation of private companies limited by shares, private companies limited by guarantee, public limited companies and unlimited companies. It also explains the difference between these types of company and provides information and advice about formation documents, membership, share capital and company officers.
The guidance does not explain in any detail the controls that apply to the use of certain company names. For further information on this, please read our 'Company Names' guidance.
All companies must disclose certain information to Companies House for entry on the public record and also to the people they deal with. This booklet provides guidance on notifying Companies House of changes in the company's circumstances and particulars:
- Publication of company name and details to be shown on company communications;
- Filing of accounts and annual returns; and
- Failure to deliver information to Companies House on time.
This guidance provides limited information about a company's continuing filing obligations. For more detailed information on specific subjects please read the individual guidance booklets referred to in this guidance.
Setting up a company brings many obligations. You may wish to obtain advice from a solicitor or accountant to help you decide if forming a company is the best way for you to run your business.