General Information about Company Formation in United Kingdom – London

The UK is in the north-west of Western Europe. Its capital, London, is THE leading financial center of Europe. The United Kingdom is a former great colonizer, the country still has currently 14 overseas territories. Note that so far the UK’s seventh largest economy.

The United Kingdom is Onshore:

The United Kingdom (UK) is the perfect place to make arrangements Onshore / Offshore (UK Agency) and to have a tax in the UK of about 2-5%. This setup is totally legal, Please contact one of our advisors for more details.

The different types of companies in the UK:

The Limited Company (LTD)(the one we propose)

This is the form most commonly used in the country, it is flexible and easy to create it. Setting up an LTD company will permit you at any time to sell shares or to bring other investors and other shareholders. The company may be held by legal entities and individuals. With such company you can setup a UK Agency Structure (with an additional offshore company). Please contact one of our advisors for more details.

Public Limited Company (PLC)

The PLC is a UK company with a single partner and shareholder and can not accept others. It is most often used by retail stores, but very few for international exchanges with foreign countries.

The Limited Partnership (LLP)

The LLP is a partnership that takes the form of a company with two partners governed by a contract, this type of company has no share, but an equal partnership. It will be impossible to bring another party or dispose of shares or units. Usually LLP consist of two offshore companies, for example, located in the Seychelles and the British Virgin Islands or Gibraltar and HK (Hong Kong) for a better picture.
For other types of companies, please please contact one of our consultants who will give you all the necessary information. This will allow you to choose the structure that best suits your needs.

1. Time to setup onshore company in United Kingdom: 2-4 days.

2. Shelf company available.

3. Accounting is mandatory.

4. Nominee Shareholder possible.

5. Nominee Director posible.

offshore company London
  • Type of offshore company:

    Private Limited Company

  • Published information:

    The names of executives are published in the Register (UK Company House)

  • Confidentiality:

    Confidentiality is guaranteed

  • Accounting:

    Accounting and auditing are mandatory obligations

  • Taxes:

    A tax rate of 21% is applied to profits up 300 000 GBP

  • Capital requirements:

    Capital requirement is 1 GBP

  • Law:

    Common law

  • Number of Directors / Shareholders:

    Minimum 1 Director and 1 Shareholder

  • Bearer Shares:

    Bearer Shares not permitted

  • Commercial register:

    The UK Companies House is the official register of companies

The main activities that you can take with a company formation in the United Kingdom:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • E-Commerce

  • Import-Export

  • Consulting

  • Detention and exploitation of IP

  • Detention of real estate property

  • Organizing Your Estate

  • Brokerage

Useful link:

Registry of the United Kingdom (London) – http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk