Limited company

Archive of articles, guides and news on the ‘Limited Company’ formation type.

Business Ideas & Planning

Registering your business: sole trader or limited company? 

Here, we speak to four small business owners about the decisions they faced when registering their company and what influenced their choices.

Sole trader

Sole trader to limited company: Making the change

Nadeem Malik of Sleep & Beyond faced a number of challenges in going from sole trader to limited company, but making the change can be worth it for many entrepreneurs.

Sole trader

Should I choose sole trader or limited company?

Rebecca Durrant discusses the factors to consider when weighing up sole trader or limited company for your business structure.

Setting up a company

Best countries for opening an LLC

Here we look at how you can set up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.


Limited company directors fail to understand basic business concepts

The true extent of UK Limited company directors lack of key business knowledge and their business fears have been revealed for the first time.

Setting up a company

Starting a limited company? Be aware of these new requirements

Emily Coltman gives a brief run-through of the extra information you now need to know if you are setting up a limited company in today's climate.

Business Ideas & Planning

Everything you need to know about forming a limited company

Chris Weston provides a comprehensive guide to becoming a limited company.

Sole trader

Can I exchange my incorporation for sole trader status?

My business is now incorporated with Companies House. If I have not started the business yet can I just fill out the DS01 and pay £10 to remove and close the company and start as a sole trader?

Business Ideas & Planning

Should I change to a limited company

I am a sole trader in my eighth year in business and am considering going limited. What are the advantages?

Startup Funding and Grants

Funding a start-up from a limited company

How can I use surplus cash in my existing limited company to fund my new start-up business?


Limited liability benefits for small businesses

Small companies of any size could gain tax benefits from forming a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) says accountancy firm Baker Tilly.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers