UK Company Formation
UK Offshore Company Incorporation
The Cayman Islands, situated 480 miles south east of Miami, enjoy a semi tropical climate and contain a population of approximately 27,000 people of mixed origin. The Islands are a British Crown Colony. Her Majesty the Queen is represented by a Governor who is Chairman of both the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council.
UK Private Limited Company Legislation
Company Law is based on the Companies Act 1985 and subsequent amendments. The Government is currently introducing the Company Law Reform Bill to modernise the legislation.
Time to Incorporate
Under normal circumstances, UK private limited company’s can be incorporated/registered within 3 working days.
If required a company can be incorporate on the same day but there is a premium for this service of US$150.
Corporate Structure of a UK Private Limited Company
Capital Structure of a UK Private Limited Company
UK Private Limited Companies are taxed on their profits, for more information you can visit the Inland Revenue’s website (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/businesses/index.shtml) or we recommend you seek specialist tax advice.
The UK has many Tax treaties with other jurisdictions, we recommend you seek specialist tax advice to take advantage of these.
Annual Financial Statements and Company Records
Meetings of UK Company Shareholder(s) and Director(s)
Doing business using a UK Company
A UK Company can carry out any legal business and/or investment activity worldwide, they may not offer bank, insurance or trust services without prior authorization from the UK Financial Services Authority.
UK Company’s can do business with UK residents or corporations.
The UK Private Limited Company incorporation package includes:
There are many restrictions on name use in the UK, a name will be rejected for the following reasons:
it is ‘the same as’ a name already on the registry
it includes the words ‘limited’, ‘unlimited’, ‘public limited company’ or ‘community interest company’ anywhere except at the end of the name. This applies equally to abbreviations or the Welsh equivalent of the words;
it ends with ‘commonhold association limited’ or the Welsh equivalent (unless the company is a commonhold association);
it ends with ‘community interest public limited company’, ‘community interest company’ (or abbreviations or Welsh equivalents) unless the company is a community interest company;
it includes anywhere in the company name any of the following: – ‘investment company with variable capital’ (or its Welsh equivalent);
– ‘open-ended investment company’ (or its Welsh equivalent);
– ‘limited liability partnership’ (or its Welsh equivalent);
-‘SE’ (or the abbreviation SE bracketed or with other punctuation marks before or after the abbreviation). For more information, see our booklet The European Company: Societas Europaea (SE);
it is offensive;
its use would be a criminal offence.
Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have on UK Company name restrictions.
Other Types of Company
There are other types of company which can be incorporated in the UK, if you require any of the types of Companies listed below please contact us and we will be happy to assist you:
Public Limited Company
Limited Liability Company
Unlimited Liability Company
Company Limited by Guarantee
Flat Management Company