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Privacy Pack £24.99 +VAT

Summary

Our Privacy Pack allows you to establish a company that is ready to start trading and setting up contracts within 1 working day, subject to there being no delays at Companies House. Our address service is included in the pack, which gives an official address for the company and a service address for the directors, shareholders and company secretary (if you have one). Companies House will publish our address as the service address of the officers and shareholders and keep their personal addresses confidential (even though Companies House still requires the personal addresses of the directors). Our address service includes free scanning of official company post. Official (statutory) post includes mail from Companies House, the British Courts and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The pack also includes printed certificates of incorporation, share certificates and memorandum, and articles of association. You will also receive PDF files of this documentation along with official minutes of the first director’s meeting and the statutory books combined with the PSC register.

Our privacy package includes free access to a company administration portal, thereby allowing you to easily and efficiently manage your business. We also provide free support through the portal for the lifetime of your company.

Upgrade and Extra Services

You can upgrade this pack to include a business telephone number for 3 months. This is renewable after 3 months at £10 + VAT per quarter. Business pack

Our address service can also be upgraded so that you can have business post management. Business post includes all non-official post and includes letters from suppliers, customers, banks, etc.

For £48 + VAT per year, your business post can be scanned and stored on your ShareFile portal. You will receive notifications that you have received post.

It is also possible to have your post sent to a UK address for £92 + VAT per year. You will also be charged a 20p handling fee for each item of post and the cost of the postage. The £92 annual charge includes a £20 deposit to cover the post charges. When the deposit is used up, you will be asked to top it up.

Users, Requirements and Suitability

This package is suitable for all new companies that do not have an office from which to trade or directors’ service addresses that they can use for registration with Companies House. It is also ideal for all individuals who want additional privacy for themselves and do not want their personal details to be listed on the Companies House website where anyone can access it.

Pricing and Value for Money

Our Privacy Pack gives new companies everything they need to allow them to start trading, including all of the documentation and official certificates as well as a registered office address, directors’ service addresses and processing of official post to these addresses. Given all the unparalleled services that we provide, we believe our price is unmatched by any competitors. Furthermore, we do not restrict the free service address availability to directors and shareholders in subsequent years. So our renewal fees remain constant.

What's Included in this package

  • Ready-To-Trade Company Limited By Shares

  • Companies House Filing Fee Paid By Us

  • Digital (PDF) Company Documents

  • Company Administration Portal

  • Web Authentication Code

  • Free Administration Support

  • Printed Company Documents - UK delivery only

  • PSC Register

  • Registered Office Service

  • Officers & Shareholders Service Address

Optional Services

  • Free Referrals To Business Banking

  • Merchant Account Referral

  • Free Referral To a Payroll Bureau

  • VAT Registration Service

  • Non Status Bank Account

  • Accountant Referral With Free Initial Consultation

Free referrals to bank and card merchant accounts

Barclays Bank
Lloyds Bank
Cashplus Bank
Worldpay Bank

FAQs

How long does it take to form a company?

Just like most formation agents, we use a third-party software system that links our orders directly to Companies House. Once your order is placed, it is automatically forwarded to Companies House. The time taken is entirely dependent on Companies House’s workload. Companies House will normally complete your application within 1 working day. In unusual circumstances, Companies House systems can be interrupted and take more than a day to resolve, but this is very rare.

Do I need to specify what my business is or the objects of the company?

There is no requirement to specify the objects of your company or the nature of your trade in the articles of association (constitution) of the company. However, you will be asked to provide a SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code when you make your application. A drop-down list of all the available classifications is available at the appropriate juncture in the application. You only need to select one code, and it should be the code that is the most accurate. It is very rare to find an exact SIC match, so use a general SIC match if that is all that is available.

What are the charges?

We offer a discount to first time buyers who wish only to buy a basic limited company formation. The basic price is always published and clearly stated but will vary from time to time. There are never any hidden charges. There is a selection of more expensive packages, and there are extra services you can buy. We charge for all the extras, but they are entirely optional.

How many people do I need to form a company?

You need a shareholder and a director. The shareholder and the director can be the same person, so a company can be formed with just 1 person. Shareholders are the owners of the company while the directors are the people responsible for managing a company. The director must be at least 16 years of age.

What documents are required to create a company?

You do not need any documents to form a company, and the entire process is online. Our systems generate and submit forms IN01 and the Memorandum and articles of association on your behalf when you complete your order.

What company name can I use?

Subject to specific rules, you can use any company name, provided it does not already exist or resembles another company name on the Companies House Register. Our name search box is linked to Companies House and will advise you if your proposed name is available.

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