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Start your company the simple way

If you're thinking of forming a company, we can help. Our customers have used us to create over a million businesses worldwide.

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We pay the Companies House fee for new customers, saving you £12 (even with our £9.99 formations).

How it works

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Your new company

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Your new company

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Once you’ve got a name, just choose how you’d like to start your company.



  • £8.99

    No Frills

  • Want to do the tax stuff later or just reserve a company name?


  • £19.99

    The Extras

  • Want high-quality printed documents and protection from fraudsters?
Best Value


  • £34.99

    Tax Ready

  • Want to hit the ground running with VAT and PAYE?


  • £99.99

    Peace of Mind

  • Want to get everything sorted for your company's first year?

No Frills £8.99

The basic way to register a company with Companies House.

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The Extras £19.99

See our company formation package designed especially for contractors

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Tax Ready £34.99

Set up a company that’s ready to start trading.

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Peace of Mind £99.99

The complete secretarial and compliance package to set up your company.

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When I was setting up my company LegalZoom supported me at every step.

Ben Hall, First Aqua

Why use us?

Lower prices

We want legal services like starting a company to be in everyone's reach. That's why we subsidise our No Frills formations.

Clarity and simplicity

We've made the process really clear and simple. No one should have to battle through jargon and complex forms.

Friendly, helpful people

Need help or reassurance? Give us a call and chat to someone nice who knows what they're talking about.

Want to keep your address private?

Every business needs a registered address, which Companies House makes public. If you’d rather keep your own address private, use our Registered Agent service.

  • We’re your official, registered address
  • Your mail forwarded, minus the junk
  • A professional, central London address
  • Free one-month trial

£14.99 a month Or £139.99 a year

Want some help? Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Mon to Thu: 9am to 5.30pm, Fri: 9am to 5.00pm

Want some help?
Give us a call on

0345 122 8103

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

Keep the taxman on your side

Taxes are unavoidable, so do them right from the start. When you start your company with our Tax Ready package, we’ll set you up for PAYE and VAT. You need one to pay staff (including yourself), and the other to sell your wares and show you’re serious.

£34.99 (And no £12 Companies House fee)

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Frequently asked questions

Am I ready to set up a company?

If you know what to call your business, you’re ready. You can register your business name, so that no one else can take it, but you don’t have to start trading right away. And when you do start, you can begin small and build up. We can help you every step of the way. Registering a company might seem intimidating, but we make it a simple, step-by-step process you can do online in a few minutes. Then there’s compliance, tax and admin. Our Knowledge Centre will tell you what you need to do. And if you prefer, our experts can help with the tricky stuff, like preparing confirmation statements, so that you can concentrate on building your business.

What's a formation agent (or formation company)?

We are. A formation agent helps you to set up a company in the proper legal way and register it with Companies House. We handle all the admin and technicalities for you, so all you need to do is answer a few really simple, clear questions here on our website. Then click a couple of buttons and you’re done.

Formation agents are often individual lawyers and accountants. But the process of setting up a company is very standard and straightforward. It doesn’t make much sense to pay an expensive professional to do basic admin for you. It’s a bit like paying Alan Titchmarsh to mow your lawn.

Don’t worry about filling everything in right. Our system checks everything. And if you like, you can go for our Peace of Mind formations, which includes a specialist who’ll double-check everything. You can also call us if you’re not sure about anything.

What is a company formation?

Company formation, or incorporation, is what lawyers call the process of legally setting up a limited company and registering it with Companies House. That’s what we do.

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