Companies Act 2006: Formation of a company


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...

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04th Aug 2010 13:36

very useful

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