How To Set Up A Limited Company In The UK
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How To Set Up A Limited Company In The UK

Everything a budding entrepreneur will want to know about setting up a UK Limited Company.
4.6 (58 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,942 students enrolled
Created by Emily Cheshire
Last updated 4/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be aware of the pros and cons of setting up as a limited compant
  • Understand the responsibilities of company directors and secretaries
  • Be aware of the legal requirements a Limited company must adhere to
  • Understand the filing deadlines for a UK limited company for submissions to Companies House and HMRC
  • Know how to successfully set up a UK limited company on the Companies House website
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Requirements
  • No software is required to take this course
  • Students should be setting themselves up in business and interested in which structure is most suitable
Description

Through this course you will discover everything you need to know about the process of setting up your new Limited Company in the UK.

This course will take you on a journey covering all of the important decisions you have to make about your Company including:

  • Checking the structure is right for your business
  • How to choose your name and ensure it is available
  • Responsibilities of the Directors and Company Secretaries
  • Alloting shares
  • How to register with HMRC
  • The annual filing requirements

You will also be shown a walkthrough about how to actually set up your Limited Company from the Companies House website.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone wanting to set up a company in the UK
  • If you are a sole trader and thinking of incorporating then this course is also suitable
  • If you allready have a UK limited company then this course is not suitable for you
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and company structures
2 Lectures 07:19

This lecture discusses what you will learn through the course and the course materials that will be used during the course.

Introduction to the course
01:57

This lecture will explain the benefits and drawbacks of operating as a limited company vs operating as a sole trader so you can make your setting up a UK company is right for you.

Which Company Structure is right for me?
05:22
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What to consider before setting up your company
5 Lectures 14:03

This lecture will explain the Companies House requirements to consider when deciding on a name for your company and explain the restrictions. It will also show you how to check whether a company name has already been used.

Naming your company
05:16

This lecture will explain the options available to you when deciding what type and how many shares to issue. It will explain difference scenarios and why different types are more appropriate to you.

Issuing shares
03:30

This lecture will explain briefly the difference between directors, shareholders and the company secretary so you can be assured that you have appointed the correct people to the appropriate roles.

Company Officers
03:07

In this lecture I will explain what articles of association and the memorandum of association is and why each company is required to have them. This lecture then includes examples for learners to use and tailor as required.

Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association
02:10

This handy checklist summarises the requirements from the previous lectures and makes sure you are ready and have everything you need to set the company up.

Setting up a Company checklist
1 page
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The setting up process
1 Lecture 13:50

This lecture then shows the online process you need to go through to set up a Limited Company step by step.

The setting up process
13:50
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The next steps after you Company has been registered
3 Lectures 07:20

HMRC handles all forms of tax from corporation tax to employers tax. This lecture will go through how to register your company with HMRC for the various taxes applicable to your business.

How and why to register with HMRC
02:13

This lecture will summarise what your company is legally required to submit to Companies House and HMRC and the deadlines by which this must be completed.

The annual filing requirements
03:25

This is the final lecture in the course and summarises the important steps you have learnt throughout this course. You should now feel confident to go ahead and set up your own company!

Summarising what you have learnt
01:42
About the Instructor
Emily Cheshire
4.6 Average rating
111 Reviews
7,801 Students
4 Courses
Chartered accountant and entrepreneur

Emily is a chartered accountant who has ran successful accountancy practices.  She is a cloud accounting expert.

Emily is currently a self-employed financial consultant and management accountant.

She has a vast breadth of experience working in a variety of industries but specialises in digital creatives and start-up companies.