David Duvall summarises what practitioners need to know about the regulations relations relating to forming a company in the Companies Act 2006.
NOTE: Although written in 2010 this article, with useful checklists remains relevant as at September 2015.
Summary of provisions
Incorporation (s.9-16, schedule 4)
Companies may be incorporated online.
A single person may form any sort of company, not just a private company (although such a person should note that the minimum issued share capital for a public company remains at £50,000).
Documents to be sent to the Registrar on application to form a company:
- The company’s proposed name
- The country and address of the registered office
- Whether the members’ liability is to...