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I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

The Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been registered, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation.

How do I let Companies House know that a Share Transfer has taken place?

The only way to notify Companies House about a change in your limited company’s shareholding situation is to file a confirmation statement. Whilst the J30 stock transfer form/s should be completed and kept when the transfers take place, the confirmation statement is the actual method used to let Companies House know about the change.

Making a Corporate Appointment: Governing Law and Legal Form

When forming a limited company it’s possible to have another company acting as any of the following: director, shareholder, person with significant control (PSC), and secretary. These are called ‘corporate appointments’.

Registering a company – challenges you may face post-formation

The process of registering a company is a very simple one. In fact with Company Formation MadeSimple it is just 4 simple steps.

How many people do I need to form a company?

Are you in the process of becoming a ltd company? It's worth knowing that you can register a UK limited by shares company with just one person.

Should you be a sole trader or a limited company?

When it comes to going self-employed, one of the first big decisions you’ll need to make is whether you should set up as a sole trader or a limited company. Both structures have their pros and cons, of course, and you may even find that you’ll operate within either over the course of your business life.

I’m setting up my own pop-up food stall: is it worth it?

Pop-up food stalls are entrepreneurship at its most vibrant. From a food van business catering for festivals and parties to market and food court stalls, this fast-growing sector is becoming more and more popular for both businesspeople and consumers alike.

How do I register my side-hustle with Companies House?

According to the Office for National Statistics company registration numbers for the latter part of 2020 ‘soared’ when compared to 2019 figures. And it’s no surprise.

3 Reasons Why Company Formation Applications Get Rejected

Registering a limited company is extremely simple. However, sometimes applications are rejected by Companies House (don’t worry; if you are forming with us you can resubmit the application for no extra charge).

What is the Companies House PROOF service?

Last Updated: 25/03/2021 The PROOF (PROtected Online Filing) scheme is a free service provided by Companies House that helps protect your company from fraud. Registering your company for PROOF means that Companies House stop accepting paper forms (appointment changes, change of registered office, company name change etc) for your company.

Startup Story with Christian from Little Futures

You never know when inspiration is going to strike. In the latest of our series of interviews with entrepreneurs, we speak with Christian Sellars, the co-founder of Little Futures.

What you need to know before opening your coffee shop

Move over, Starbucks! Independent coffee shops are back on the rise, and ready to challenge the big brand monopolies.

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