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What is a company formation?

Forming a private limited entity (or “company”) is the same as registering a business. From that point on, the company is treated as a separate entity by law, much like a natural person. This means that the company’s finances, debts, contracts, and ownership of property and assets are separate from those of its owners.

Is it a legal requirement to register a company?

If you are conducting business, there is no legal requirement to register a company. As an individual you can even be VAT registered or PAYE registered. If you do decide to form a company, you are required to register at Companies House.

What are the benefits of setting up a limited company?

In the United Kingdom, a limited company is one of the most common business structures. This is because of the many economic and professional advantages it provides – advantages that far outweigh those enjoyed by sole traders.
The main benefits are that your personal liability is minimised and your business is seen as more credible. There can be tax advantages, but after taking into account the additional administrative burden, this is not always the case.

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