Limited companies and partnerships


  1. Set up a private limited company

    Incorporate a private limited company - register it with Companies House and rules on directors, shares, articles of association and telling HMRC about the company

  2. Stop being self-employed

    Tell HMRC if you've stopped being self-employed, or you're ending or leaving a business partnership - responsibilities, tax returns, letting any employees know

  3. Strike off your limited company from the Companies Register

    How to close down your limited company by getting it struck off the Companies Register

  4. Entrepreneurs' Relief

    Entrepreneurs' Relief can reduce your Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when you sell certain business assets or shares - eligibility, deadlines, how to claim the relief

  5. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Model articles of association for limited companies
  2. The single market (VAT Notice 725)
  3. Company strike off, dissolution and restoration
  4. Set up and run a limited liability partnership (LLP)
  5. Use a formation agent to register your company
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News and communications

  1. Company Names Tribunal decision: Siemens Electrical Co Limited
  2. Company Names Tribunal decision: Rothschild Financial Center Ltd
  3. Company Names Tribunal decision: Plumb fixed Limited
  4. Company Names Tribunal decision: Villa Plus Corporation Limited
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Limited partnerships: reform of limited partnership law
  2. Reach Robotics Limited
  3. Bear Pit Theatre
  4. Lullabyz Nursery
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