Cheap Formations Uk

Company Formation made easy

Register a company, open a business bank account,
and stay compliant – all in one place.

Trusted by thousands of business owners

Top Rated in the UK

Over 750,000 companies formed
with thousands of excellent reviews

Non-Residents Packages

Ideal for overseas clients who
want to form a UK limited company

24/7 Customer Support

We are always available for you
by telephone, online chat or email

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Find the perfect package to form your limited company

Basic

£ 12
99
  • Set up a basic limited company and add anything else you need as extras.

Privacy

£ 19
99
  • Your limited company formed with your home address protected from the public register.
  • Includes Covent Garden registered office and service addresses.

Compliance

£ 49
99
  • A limited company formation package offering compliance and privacy.
  • Includes filing of the first confirmation statement, GDPR pack, and VAT registration.
  • Plus Covent Garden registered office and service address.

All Inclusive

£199.99
£ 99
99
50% OFF
  • The best start for your new business with a complete package of services.
  • Includes limited company, printed documents, statutory address services, VAT and PAYE registrations.
  • With an impressive Covent Garden business address, and your own appointed company secretary.
Special Offer

Our business banking partners

Choose a free bank account for your new company.

NatWest

Tide

Monzo

Our simple company registration process

Choose a free bank account for your new company.

Setting up a UK company from abroad?

Register a UK company

We have created specialist packages for customers who want to set up a company and are based outside of the UK.

They include everything you need to form a UK limited company, plus a London Registered Office Address for 12 months, a Wise UK business account, and tracked delivery of your company documents to wherever you are in the world.

Ideal for customers who live overseas.

Why use a company formation agent to set up your company?

Company formation agents, like us, provide many useful services
that you will not receive if you register directly with Companies House.

Easy incorporations

We are constantly improving our company formation process to make sure it's as quick and simple as possible.

Order by phone

We’ll happily form your company over the phone if you are not confident about doing it online.

Pre-submission review

We will review your company order before sending to Companies House. 10% of applications are rejected. Not yours!

Registered office service

Protect your home address from the public register by using our address as your company’s registered office.

Share advice

Issuing shares need not be complex. We offer the best guidance when it comes to your share capital.

Banking introductions

Pick from a host of business bank accounts during the order process, all with hassle-free online applications.

Online company manager

Use our state-of-the-art system to manage and make changes to your company. All from one secure login.

Free domain name

Take the first steps in giving your business an online presence by claiming a free .co.uk or .com domain name.

Lifetime support

We’ll be here to help for the duration of your company’s lifetime. Once a client, always a client.

How we are rated

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Why you should choose Cheap Formations

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We are highly rated everywhere

We are the highest rated UK company formation agent with over 10,000 excellent reviews on Google, Facebook, Yell, Trustpilot, and Freeindex.

We measure our success on our customers’ satisfaction, but this success doesn’t come easy.

Our team works incredibly hard, listening to our customers and developing our processes to ensure we continuously improve the way we do things.

Use our impressive address as your company's registered office

London Registered Office £39.00 per year

A Covent Garden registered office address for your company, with all government mail scanned and emailed to you, free of charge.

Scottish Registered Office £39.00 per year

A Glasgow city center registered office for your Scottish LTD, with free forwarding of all government mail by email.

Choose a company structure that suits your needs

Private Limited Company

This is by far the most popular type of company registered in the UK and is commonly known as a limited company. It is set up for the purpose of making a profit, and has the added benefit of limited liability protection of personal assets.

LLP

Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are increasing in popularity and are ideal for professionals and consultants who wish to retain the flexibility of a traditional partnership, but require the benefits of a limited liability company.

Guarantee Company

A limited by guarantee company is very much like a standard limited company; however, instead of shareholders, it has guarantors. This type of company is normally registered by non-profit organisations such as clubs and charities.

Are you ready to register your company today?

Order online or if you would like to set up your company by telephone, please call
+44 161 818 8628

New to company formation? We've got it covered.

What is company formation?

Company formation is the process of legally incorporating a business as a limited company. It is also known as company incorporation and company registration. Cheap Formations is a leading company formation agent specialising in forming companies online at Companies House – the UK registrar of companies in the UK.

What is a limited company?

A limited company is a business structure that is legally separate from its owners – usually the shareholders and subscribers. The main benefit of forming this entity is to enjoy the status of ‘limited liability’ which means the owners are not personally liable for the financial losses of the business. Other benefits are enhanced corporate image, tax efficiency, investment and lending opportunities, and ease of selling the business.

What is the company formation process?

It could not be easier to set up a limited company or LLP with Cheap Formations. To start the company registration process, simply enter your company name into our name check tool, select a company formation package, add any address services you may require, proceed to checkout and pay, and take 5 minutes to complete your company details.

How long does it take to form a company?

It normally takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete your company application on our website, and then between 3 and 6 working hours for your company registration to be approved, although this can take up to 24 hours – dependent on Companies House workload on the day. If it is important that you have your new company registered as soon as possible, or, on a specific day, we recommend you add the Guaranteed Same Day Service to your order on the Checkout page.

What details do I need to form a company?

To set up a limited company you simply need a company name, the business activity of the company, a registered office address in the UK, and the details of the company directors, shareholders and People with Significant Control (PSC). The beneficial owners of the company, those owning more than 25% of the issued shares, may also be required to provide proof of ID and address. For more information, please have a look at our Required Information Checklist.

Do I need a business bank account?

It is not a legal requirement for a UK registered company to have a business bank account; however, in practice you will find it extremely hard to operate a business without its own bank account. Cheap Formations offers up to 8 business bank accounts with all company registration packages, including Barclays, NatWest, Mettle, Tide, Monzo, Cardone, Cashplus, and Anna. We also offer a business banking solution for overseas customers who wish to set up a UK company – see our Non-Residents Packages for details.

What if I change my mind and don’t need the company?

Approximately half a million companies registered in the UK are dissolved (shut down) every year at Companies House, so if you decide you no longer need your company and want to shut it down, there is no need to worry – it happens fairly often! Cheap Formations can dissolve your company hassle free, at a cost of only £69.99 plus VAT. Find out more and order our Company Dissolution Service.

Authorised by Companies House and members of ACRA.

We are one of the UK’s leading company formation agents, authorised by Companies House and a member of ACRA, the Association of Company Registration Agents. We provide our clients with online incorporation and the following address services: registered office, service address and business mail forwarding address. We are able to deliver documents to Companies House electronically, allowing you to form a limited company online, without the need for paper forms to sign and post.