Form a Limited By Guarantee Company Bespoke

Your Company Formations offer two services - our standard package for £24.99 including our standard legally-checked set of Articles for your use. If you want to apply for a "limited name exemption" or if you want to use a sensitive word in your company name, please choose our Advanced package for £39.99 - again, you can use your own Articles or edit our legally-checked set of Articles to suit your requirements.

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Limited By Guarantee

£39.99

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  • Filing fee inclusive - we pay the Companies House filing fee on your behalf

  • Fastest service - limited by guarantee company incorporated within 2-6 hours (depending on Companies House)

  • Successful application for limited name exemption using your own Articles of Association or you can edit our legally-checked set of Articles to include your company objects

  • Successful application to include Benevolent, Association, Society, Federation, Trust, or Foundation in your company name using your own Articles of Association or you can edit our legally-checked set of Articles to include the sensitive words of your choice

  • Our bespoke Articles package allows you to upload your own personalised Articles or to use Your Company Formation's legally-checked set of Articles

  • Certificate of Incorporation delivered by email and on high quality paper

  • Guarantor certificates delivered by email and on high quality paper

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association delivered by email and on high quality paper

  • Free business account with cashback (subject to acceptance)

  • Free merchant account with cashback (subject to acceptance) (allowing you to accept debit and credit cards)

  • Free online company manager - manage your limited by guarantee company online and receive company alerts and reminders

  • Free support for the life of your company

  • Free review - our team will review and check your order prior to dispatch to Companies House

  • Google AdWords - spend £25 and receive a free £75 voucher to spend marketing your limited company by guarantee online

  • Internet presence starter kit - we'll pay for your .co.uk or .com domain name for the first year

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Register a company limited by guarantee - summary

Companies limited by guarantee are often social enterprises - bodies like membership organisations, worker co-operatives, sports clubs, and community centres. They're a different type of limited company offering their shareholders limited financial exposure and liability in the event that their enterprise enters insolvency.

Unlike a standard limited company, there are no shareholders or shares - there are guarantors who agree in advance to pay up to an agreement amount towards company liabilities.

Again, unlike a standard limited company, profits are not generally distributed to the shareholders because any surplus funds should be re-invested to help the company achieve its social or other aims. Guarantors are legally entitled to take profits from the limited company but, if they do so, the company will lose its right to be considered as a not-for-profit enterprise.

As with a standard limited company, a company limited by guarantee has its own legal identity and the personal finances of its guarantors are protected because of the pre-agreed limit of liability put in place at formation and from that point onward.

Your Company Formations has been involved in the successful setting up of hundreds of companies limited by guarantee. Our team of experienced staff will work with from you right from the initial set-up through to the point of establishment of your company limited by guarantee and beyond.

Companies limited by guarantee are not a suitable legal vehicle for the formation of a charitable company. Please click on our "Charity" page to find out more.

For help and advice on forming a company limited by guarantee, please call us on 02076897888 or email us at info@yourcompanyformations.co.uk.

Company Formation Package Key Features

Priced at just £24.99, the Digital company Formation Pack includes all of the essentials you need to form a limited company that is ready to trade.

Instant Form Submission To Companies House

We know that it’s important that your company is formed as soon as possible. That’s why we submit your documents directly to Companies House once you complete your online application. We will then email you as soon as your company has been incorporated.

Official Documents Emailed

With the Digital & Print company formation package, you will receive both hard copies and electronic copies of your documents. These documents include your Certificate of Incorporation, the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and Share Certificates. Your documents will be posted to your registered address and will also be emailed directly to you as a PDF document.

Free Cash Back

When you form a company with us, you get an exclusive offer of a free bank account or merchant trading account that allows you to receive up to £55 cashback. If you decide to take up this offer, we will automatically forward your application to the chosen organisation.

Ready-To-Trade Company

When you form a company with the digital package, your company will be ready to start trading on the same day. All our companies that are limited by shares will allow you to start trading once you receive confirmation of the electronic copies to your email.

All Fees Included

All fees are included with our company formation packages, including the £13.00 charge from Companies House for the incorporation of your company. We operate a transparent pricing structure so that our clients can clearly see what they are paying for before they submit.

Free Support And Advice

Your Company Formations provide free support and advice to all our clients. Our team of professionals is on hand via telephone, email, and our website chat portal. Support and advice are always provided before, during, and after the company formation process.

Free Company Manager

Our online company manager allows you to fully manage your company via our portal. Making changes to your company couldn’t be simpler with our range of tools, and it also saves you costs further down the line.

Excellent Partner Offers

When you choose Your Company Formations you are also getting access to a wide range of exceptional partner offers. From bank accounts to website design there will be an offer suitable for all.

Tree Planting

Start your company with some good feeling. Your Company Formations will plant a tree with every new client order. Thousands of trees have been planted so far and the amount we are planting is growing rapidly.

Open a business bank account with one of our Partners

Enjoy unique benefits to help your business grow when setting up with Your Company Formations. Receive fantastic offers from our partners, including free banking and up to £155 CashBack.*

Up to £75 Cash Back

Instant one-off payments + Automated recurring payments

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Including 12 months of free business banking

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Including 12 months of free business banking

Why Choose Your Company Formations Package?

Your Company Formations is the UK’s leading company formation agent. When you choose us as your company partner you are choosing a team that has years of industry expertise. You can rest assured that your company will be handled by a Companies House authorised formations agent. Our services are reliable, professional and this is backed up by a customer service team that is second to none. We will be there for you throughout your company journey and will be providing 5* assistance when you require us.

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  • Super Fast Service

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  • Incredible Partner Offers

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  • Exclusive Cash Back Offers

    Take advantage of our amazing cash back benefits

Help build new woods, forest and habitats

Start your company with good vibes. Your Company Formations team will plant a tree with every new client order. Thousands of trees planted and growing rapidly!

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Frequently asked questions

We gathered all questions you may have about our company, process, packages and pricing.

How long will it take to register a company in the UK?

Our company formation time is relatively quick. We aim to register your new company within three to six hours after you have successfully completed the application form and identity checks. This time frame is subject to Companies House workloads we can vary depending on factors outside of our control.

What is the most popular company type used by businesses in the UK?

The most popular company type businesses use in the UK is the private company limited by shares (LTD). It is a legal structure that offers limited liability to its shareholders, meaning that they are only liable for the amount of money they have invested in the company. This makes it a popular choice for businesses of all sizes, as it protects the personal assets of the shareholders in the event that the company goes bankrupt.

Can just one person form a limited company?

Yes, You can form your limited company - it can be owned, managed and run by one person. The person would act as the sole director and shareholder of the company.

Do I have to live in the UK to form a company?

No. You do not have to live in the UK to register a UK company. The law allows foreign individuals and businesses to form companies in the UK subject to the following requirements —

  • Have a registered UK office address for the company
What is the easiest way of getting a bank account for my company?

Use Your Company Formations to register your company, and pick a free business account with up to £155 Cash Back with Select Partners.

Why choose Your Company Formations?

Your Company Formations is the leading formations agent in the UK due to our impressive track record and customer-centric approach. With over 100 years of combined experience, customers can trust the expertise and knowledge of our professional team.

Our 4.9 out of 5.0 rating on Trustpilot is a testament to our commitment to the excellent customer service we provide as a standard for all of our clients. In addition to providing quality services, our company offers free customer support while ensuring that customers receive timely and helpful assistance.

Not only is our service the best in the industry, Your Company Formations services are exceptionally affordable, with company formation packages starting at just £12.48, making it an excellent option for businesses of all sizes and budgets.

Overall, Your Company Formations' experience, excellent customer service, and affordable pricing make us a top choice for those seeking a reliable and cost-effective registration agent in the UK.

What information is required when registering a new company?

When incorporating a new company there is some key information required in order to complete the application. It's relatively straightforward, personal details are required such as full name, contact information and address details for the company itself. A new limited company formation application also requires a registered office address for the company, a director and a shareholder holding at least one share. If you wish to keep your details private you can use our professional address services which are included with some packages. This is a good way to keep your business or personal director’s address private.

Do I need to supply any documents for a UK limited company?

When you register a company with Your Company Formations we aim to keep the process as simple as possible. No documentation is required for the company application form and in most instances it can be completed in approximately 5-10 minutes. Once the company formation application form is submitted an invitation from Credas (UK Government Approved Third Party Partner) that will ask you to upload or take a photo of your identity documents online through a secure portal.

How do I select and register a company name?

For a client who is registering a new limited company, you will first need to ensure that the name you want is available. You can use our company name search facility on our website to check this prior to proceeding. For a private limited company the name will also need to end with “Limited” or “Ltd”, or, if you are registering a company in Wales then the company will need to end with (“Cyfyngedig” or “Cyf”).

What company formation documents are provided with my new company?

Once we incorporate your company at Companies House and your company has been approved, your company registration process has been completed. Part of the completion process will include electronic copies of your company incorporation certificate with your unique company number, share certificates (Ltd Companies) and memorandum and articles of association sent to you instantly via email. If you also select a package or product that contains printed documents these will be sent to you quickly within a day or two.

Are the director's address details published on public records?

When you register a new limited company online, you will be asked to provide correspondence address details for all directors. You can choose to publish your address or for the majority of our clients, they choose to have a layer of privacy through the use of our director's privacy address. This enables you to keep your address on public record and helps to prevent companies, agencies and the general public from obtaining your contact information.

Am I required to appoint a company director as part of the formation process?

All UK Ltd companies are legally required to appoint at least one director who is over the age of 16. A company director has many legal responsibilities and reporting duties, they are legally responsible for the running of the company. Duties include and are not limited to, filing of accounts, filing documents at Companies House and keeping the company in good standing. A director can actually be another company, however at least one of the directors must be a person as opposed to a “legal entity”.

Why use a company formation agent?

Setting up a company is a complex, time-consuming process that requires filing different forms of paperwork in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, working with company incorporation agents saves you the time and hassle of handling the process yourself.

Your Company Formations provides adequate guidance on the suitable corporation structure for your business idea and handles and files the paperwork. And because of our longstanding relationship with Companies House and other service providers, you benefit from negotiated incorporation rates and cashback for opening your business account with our selected partners.

What happens after your company is registered?

Once your application is completed, we will set up your company within 3-6 working hours, depending on companies house workload on the day. You will receive a notification telling you that your application has been approved. Digital copies of your company documents in PDF format will be sent to your email address. Once this is completed, you can immediately begin trading with your company.

How many shares does a company need?

A Limited Company requires at least one share per shareholder, with a minimum of one shareholder. There is no limit to the number of shares held by a shareholder.

Are there any hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs for any of our packages. We advertise a fair, transparent cost for our services, so no unexpected fees are added at the end of the checkout process. We include the Companies House charge of £13.00 with all our formation packages. This fee is charged on all new formations and is included in the price you see.

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