What are the minimum requirements for setting up a UK Private Limited Company?

Updated time: Jul 31, 2018 , 17:21 (UTC+08:00)

A basic UK Private Limited Company (LTD) must include at least:

  • one director (individual)
  • one shareholder (individual or corporate)
  • a registered office address in the UK (PO box is not allowed).

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There is no prescribed minimum share capital. Usual number of shares the UK Government will issue is 1000 at £1.00 each.

The minimum requirement to form a UK Private Limited Company (LTD) is at least one shareholder and one director, who can be the same person.


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