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Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 1:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

wow, this really is confusing..

Ive found this site/page online...http://startups.co.uk/choosing-a-name-for-your-limited-company/
where you can literally form a company online for either £20, £30 or £40 plus vat. Which would you choose (if any)?


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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14739
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be very interested to hear what he says.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd do it myself via Companies House.

https://ewf.companieshouse.gov.uk//runpage?page=welcome

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ive just spoken to a very nice Welsh lady at Companies House.

basically its an online registration. She CANT give advice (but her tone of voice changed a lot when trying to spell things out to me without advising me...
So when I asked - " so, it says I need to give details of the shareholders and the share capital what does that mean?"
she said Are you going to be the only shareholder?"
me - "er....yes?"
"Then you have to decide what you want your share capital to be - what the share is worth - the liability"
me - " well, whats the usual thing?"
"I cant advise you that, BUT YOU COULD MAKE IT FOR AS LITTLE AS £1"
Me-"Does that mean my business is worth £1 then?"
Her - "No, its what the liability is. If your business goes down then you as the only shareholder is liable for £1"
Me - "so, Im not giving the share amount as what I value the business at?"
her - "I cant advise you that, But you can always issue MORE shares when your business becomes more profitable"

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6453
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, yes, Im going for online reg as a private limited company with shares.
There will be one share and I think I have to make it £1.

Is this a correct interpretation?
Or should I ask my helpful, very rich accountants?

vegplot



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We did 100 shares @£1 each split between two directors equally.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 15 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you did it now, would that mean you need to get your accounts done for this year, despite being a ltd for only a few days of it? Or would it be worth waiting a week?

Edit - ignore me. You said you already had them done anyway.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6453
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The accountant said it didnt matter when I started.

Having slept on it overnight, Ive started to have creeping doubts...

Am I kidding myself? Do I need the hassle? And then the contrary - Its no more hassle than now - just different. Good opportunity to formalise the business and get it profitable.

Sleepless night, and off for a whole day of maths at Penzance...groan.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
And then the contrary - Its no more hassle than now - just different.


It's better not just different.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 15 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As there are three shareholders in our company; husband, son and me, we each have one share at £1. Our accountant set it all up for us at the beginning, including a name of our choice, and hasn't suggested that we increase the shareholding at all. I would speak to your cousin, but don't lose sleep over it. If you don't feel up to the hassle now, you could look at it again in a couple of months having discussed it with various people and got the information together.

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