United Kingdom

Company Formation

​Introduction to Company Incorporation United Kingdom

Even with Brexit and the United Kingdom’s imminent withdrawal from the European Union, this jurisdiction still ranks as one of the top ten economies in the world. Similarly, UK Companies House provides the most streamlined incorporation process within the European region and the initial formation requires no physical presence in the UK. Euro Company Formations can register your company in just 1-2 working days. Please contact us for further details today.

What are the requirements of a Private Company Limited by Shares in the UK?


  • At least one person to be a director, who can also sit as a shareholder and the optional secretary role.

  • A minimum of £1 as an initial capital amount on setup for the UK Limited Company

  • A registered office located in one of the three jurisdictions – England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland

  • Confirmation Statement filed each year as an update with regards to the structure of the company

  • Annual Accounts filed regardless of if the company has begun to trade or not


Smith & Smith Global Advisory Limited, Division Euro Company Formation, can assist with all aspects of registering a UK Limited Company. The company would be subject to a relatively competitive corporate tax rate of 20% (Northern Ireland may vary). While not providing one of the lowest rates in Europe, the relative low setup and running costs present the UK Limited Company as a strong option.


There are several other types of companies that can be established through the Companies House; the most common being – Public Limited Company (PLC), Branch of a foreign company (‘Overseas Company’) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) which we can of course also assist with.


When we register a company in the UK there is a wide range of support services that can be provided through the expert team at Euro Company Formations including:


  • Annual Company Secretarial & Compliance Service

  • Full range of Registered Office options to set up business in the UK

  • Corporate Bank account setup including provision of online banking

  • A full suite of Company Secretarial Services incl. all required Companies House filings




Company foundation with legal, tax and financial experts

Other services and offers

  • Opening company bank accounts and private bank accounts

  • Establishment of an office and addresses structure

  • Mediation of licenses

  • Nominee service

  • Accounting

  • Marketing

We have already established companies (shelf companies) in stock.

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