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What is a share certificate?

Limited companies issues share certificates to their shareholders when they purchase shares after company formation. This document certifies ownership of a share from a particular date.  It is essentially a receipt of ownership. Recording original shareholders (subscribers) The Companies Act 2006 prescribes that a company must issue a share certificate when any shares are allotted (issued).…

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Company Formation

Sensitive words and expressions in company names

Limited company names are subject to certain restrictions and requirements under the Companies Act 2006 and the Company and Business Names (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009. The secondary legislation that specifically governs the use of sensitive words and expressions is the Company, Limited Liability Partnerships and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014. These statutory regulations…

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Company Formation

Service address and registered office address – what’s the difference?

This aspect of limited company formation confuses a lot of people, so you’re not alone in wondering what the difference is between a service address and a registered office. These two addresses are completely different with separate purposes and requirements. A service address is also required by all company directors, subscribers, company secretaries, LLP members…

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