You would simply like to register a company name for future use or protect the name you are currently trading under as a sole trader or partnership.
There is no requirement to renew any items - you only need to pay the one-off cost of £12.99 + VAT for everything that is included.
The package will maintain your company's statutory filing obligations and provide address services for one year.
If you wish us to continue to file your confirmation statement and dormant accounts, and use our address services, you can renew annually at our standard prices.
This package allows you to reserve a company name, so that no one else can register it at Companies House.
It is ideal if you are currently trading under a name as a sole trader or partnership and you want to protect it, or you may be working on a project and would like to reserve a name to use at a later date.
Limited company formation is a very easy process. You will need at least one director and one shareholder (these roles can be filled by the same individual), and at least one issued share per shareholder.
No documents or signatures are needed. Simply take 5 minutes to fill in our online form. Your company should then be ready within 3 to 6 working hours.
If you wish to start using the company we have registered to reserve the company name, simply inform us and we will cancel the dormant accounts filing service.
You should also notify HMRC you have started trading within 3 months of starting any business activity.
If you want to reserve a company name, you will have to register a new company at Companies House.
It is not possible to simply reserve a company name for future use. However, once the company is incorporated, we will maintain it for you in a dormant state (i.e. non-trading) and take care of your statutory filing and reporting obligations.
When a company has not traded or has had 'no significant accounting transactions' during its financial year, it is considered dormant and only requires to file simplified annual accounts, known as 'dormant company accounts'.
As part of this package we will prepare and file your first set of dormant accounts.
We include a registered office and directors service address to provide privacy to our customers who may not want their home address to appear on public record at Companies House.
Yes, as the director of the company, you will need to inform HMRC that the company is not trading, and you wish it to be classified as dormant for Corporation Tax purposes.
We will provide you with a letter to send to HMRC.
All company formation agents, including ourselves, have a legal requirement to check Proof of ID and Address.
Do not worry - over 90% of our customers successfully pass our digital ID checks, without having to do anything.
If you aren’t eligible for a digital ID check, or your digital ID check fails, don’t worry - 99% of customers are able to provide their ID via our Credas App using their smartphone. See here for more information.
Yes. By setting up a dormant limited company to reserve a name, it will have no impact on your current trading status as a sole trader.