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The home of Companies House on GOV.UK. We incorporate and dissolve limited companies. We register company information and make it available to the public.
How to file company information - including directors, registered office and shareholders in your confirmation statement (previously AR01 annual return)
File changes to your company information including directors, shareholders and registered office address, and where your company records are kept
How to file your company annual accounts with Companies House
Incorporate a private limited company - register it with Companies House and rules on directors, shares, articles of association and telling HMRC about the company
File your Company Tax Return with HMRC, and your company accounts with Companies House
Use this service to apply to strike off a company from the Companies House register. It costs £8 to apply online, or £10 for a paper application.
How to set up a limited company, appoint directors and shareholders or guarantors, and register for tax.
How to close down your limited company by getting it struck off the Companies Register
This page contains the postal forms that a limited company can file with Companies House.
Accounts for Companies House and Company Tax Returns for HMRC - what you must send, deadlines, filing separately or together
A condensed list of SIC codes for providing Companies House with a description of your company's nature of business.
Information on the range of digital services we offer to help you search or file company details and the statutory fees we charge.
How to close a limited company - strike off, dissolution, voluntary liquidation - or allow to become dormant
Running a limited company - including directors' responsibilities, company annual returns, reporting company changes and how to take money out of a limited company
Set up and run a business partnership - naming a partnership, registering with HMRC, partnership tax returns and legal responsibilities
Find out what a confirmation statement is and how to send your statement to Companies House.
Types of model articles of association a limited company can have, including older versions of Table A from previous company legislation.
How to follow companies and find company information for free using our online services.
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