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UK Limited Companies vs. Sole Trader Businesses: A Comparative Guide

By |2024-01-10T17:07:02+00:00December 15th, 2023|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation, Tax|

In the UK, entrepreneurs have several options when it comes to structuring their business, with the most common being a 'Limited Company' and a 'Sole Trader' business. Understanding the differences between these two can be crucial for business owners in terms of tax implications, legal responsibilities, and operational flexibility. Limited Company: A [...]

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Christmas Opening Times

By |2023-11-30T13:57:11+00:00November 30th, 2023|Categories: SFS news|Tags: |

Christmas is a time when many of our customers take time away from work to relax or spend time with the family. Accountants and solicitors offices close for nearly 2 weeks and the government offices we attend close for several days. In general, things are a bit quieter at SFS HQ over the holiday season. [...]

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Understanding the Importance of a Certificate of Good Standing

By |2023-11-15T16:50:15+00:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Companies House, Document Legalisation|

A Certificate of Good Standing is a crucial document for businesses operating within the UK and internationally. Issued by Companies House, this certificate attests to a company's compliance with administrative responsibilities and its consistent maintenance of required records. This document is particularly important for UK-based businesses for several reasons: International Business Relations: For UK companies [...]

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Understanding the Differences: Companies Limited by Shares vs. Companies Limited by Guarantee

By |2023-10-27T10:16:03+01:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation|

Navigating through the various business structures can be complex, and among the myriad options available, companies limited by shares and companies limited by guarantee stand out as two distinctive choices. Both structures offer limited liability to their members but operate under different principles and serve divergent purposes. This article delves into the fundamental differences between [...]

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Understanding the UK LLP Agreement: A Comprehensive Guide

By |2023-10-27T10:15:17+01:00September 14th, 2023|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation|

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in the United Kingdom represents a unique form of business structure, blending elements of traditional partnerships and limited companies. This article delves into the intricacies of the UK LLP Agreement, outlining its essential components, benefits, and legal implications, providing a solid foundation for entrepreneurs and business owners considering this option. [...]

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Unravelling the Mystery: What is a UK Certificate of Incumbency?

By |2023-10-25T12:27:34+01:00August 19th, 2023|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation, Document Legalisation|

In the business world, establishing trust and credibility is paramount, especially when dealing with international transactions or partnerships. One document that plays a crucial role for UK businesses is the Certificate of Incumbency. But what exactly is this document, and why is it so important? This article aims to demystify the Certificate of Incumbency, explaining [...]

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Unlocking the Advantages: Why UK Companies Opt for a Registered Office

By |2023-10-24T17:04:01+01:00June 24th, 2023|Categories: Address Services, Companies House, Company Formation|

In the dynamic business environment of the United Kingdom, establishing a strong foundation is paramount for success. A crucial element in this process is deciding on a registered office for your company. This article delves into the myriad of benefits associated with utilising a registered office in the UK. Legal Compliance and Professional Image Legal [...]

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Suppressing Your Personal Address

By |2023-03-22T14:37:29+00:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

Companies House public register holds a wealth of information for all UK registered companies. Some of the information they are required to publish on the public register includes details of company directors, LLP members, secretaries, shareholders and Persons of Significant Control (PSC). Individuals appointed as an officer of a company or LLP are required to [...]

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What is Company Dissolution?

By |2023-03-10T15:21:03+00:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

While there are thousands of new companies incorporated each year in the UK , almost as many companies are dissolved and removed from Companies House public register. Companies can be dissolved for many reasons, in some cases they are struck off by Companies house due to failure to comply with their filing requirements. In other [...]

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Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill – How will this affect Companies?

By |2023-02-24T13:41:16+00:00April 24th, 2022|Categories: Companies House|

The economic crime and corporate transparency bill is designed to tackle the activity of using assets, money or finance to obtain a profit through unlawful methods and using data for fraudulent purposes. The bill will include regulations which will affect all types of corporate entities including Limited companies, Limited partnerships and the registration of overseas [...]

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