How to set up a UK organisation (Limited Company version)

It’s less scary than you think to set up a UK organisation.

If you want to set up a UK business that has social, charitable or community-based objectives, you can set up as any of:[1]

This guide explains how I set up a limited company, to try and make it easier for others to follow the same steps I did.

(1) Form your company (1 hour)

You can use https://​​​​ to form your company. For a small fee they will set up your limited company for you.

I recommend using the Privacy option. In this option you’ll have a business address registered in London, so that it’s that address rather than your home address which is registered publicly. Post that is sent to that London business address is scanned and emailed to you.

(2) Get bank accounts and set up accounting (2 hours)


Accountants and book keepers

  • I recommend immediately setting up with these accountants https://​​​​uk/​​ once you’ve registered your company and have banking set up. It’s good to be on top of accounting from the beginning.

(3) Learn about your responsibilities (4-8 hours)

This can be done later, over the first few months of running your organisation.

(4) Done!

That’s all you need to get started. It’s easier than you think.

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