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What is a Limited Company?

By |2019-02-19T13:51:05+00:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Company Formation|

Many business owners choose to operate their business as a ‘limited company’. Running a business as a company is a different legal format to running a business as a sole trader. So what is a limited company? A limited company is a separate legal entity to the owners and people operating the firm. It is [...]

Scottish Companies Cannot Register in England

By |2019-02-19T13:49:34+00:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Address Services, Company Formation|

If your company is registered in Scotland then it must always have a Scottish registered office address. It is not possible to simply switch the country of registration. The company cannot change form being registered in Scotland to being registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. We are often asked by customers if they can move [...]

Companies House and HMRC Scams

By |2019-02-19T13:46:48+00:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: Address Services, Company Formation|

It seems like every other week there is a new alert or warning that new Companies House and HMRC scams have been identified. So how do you protect your company? Scam emails, telephone calls, and even texts are increasing every day. Whether you are being asked to help some poor soul to transfer his millions, [...]

Business Banking

By |2019-02-19T13:44:32+00:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Accounting, Company Formation|

When starting a company it is normally advisable to open a separate business bank account for processing your business transactions. This will make reconciling payments easier and will keep a clear divide between your personal money and the business money. Other business will also expect to pay your business name and not you personally. When making [...]

Should You Choose Limited or Ltd in Your Company Name?

By |2019-02-19T13:42:59+00:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: Company Formation|

When registering a UK company you have several options when selecting the ‘ending’ of your company name.Should you choose Limited or LTD?  This is a simple choice and we do not believe you should worry too much when deciding on your preference. The ending you choose forms part of your official company name and is [...]

LLP Filing Requirements

By |2019-02-19T13:40:44+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation, Document Filing|

Throughout the life of a Limited Liability Partnership there are several statutory filing requirements to consider. The  LLP's document filing requirements are comparatively similar to those of a Limited by Shares Company. Both the Confirmation Statement and the annual accounts will need to be filed each year. In addition to the reporting requirements with Companies [...]

How to Fix Mistakes In Your Company Formation

By |2019-02-19T13:37:05+00:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Companies House, Company Formation, Document Filing|

Realising you have made a mistake when forming your company may be frustrating. You can take solace in the fact that more often than not, these errors are easily remediable. We can tell you from experience that it is not uncommon for errors to be made when forming a company online. This guide will outline [...]

Company Formation With Registered Office Service

By |2019-02-19T13:29:27+00:00July 5th, 2015|Categories: Address Services, Company Formation|

Are you looking for company formation and address service? Small Firms Services can provide both services at a discounted rate when purchased together. Use our online website www.simpleformations.com and order both your company formation and address service at the same time. This simplifies the process, ensure our address is recorded at Companies House at the time [...]

What is Apostille Legalisation?

By |2019-02-19T13:39:01+00:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Company Formation, Document Legalisation|

Having worked hard to build your business outside of the UK in foreign markets you are suddenly asked to get an apostille on your company documents. You have never heard of the apostille service so how do you obtain one for your documents? The apostille was introduced by the Hague Convention. Countries that have signed [...]

Why Choose SFS?

By |2019-02-19T12:31:07+00:00May 7th, 2015|Categories: Address Services, Company Formation, SFS news|

The management team at SFS are proud of their reputation for providing a high level of service whilst keeping prices competitive. However, we understand that with a wide variety of providers online selecting the right company can often feel like a leap of faith. Reasons to choose Small Firms Services? Our offices are always manned during normal office hours. [...]