Company secretarial: a company can be set up/incorporated online with the Companies House, which takes just a few days. The company registered address for companies incorporate in England & Wales must be in England & Wales, and not Scotland.
All limited companies, including the dormant ones, must file their Confirmation Statement (previously known as annual return) to the Companies House annually. The statement submission is to confirm that the information at the Companies House is correct. It is also used to inform the Companies House of any changes in the company since the last year submission such as director’s appointment or resignation. Although there is no penalty for late filing the Confirmation Statement, company’s directors can be prosecuted if the statement is not submitted.
Companies that cease trading and would like to dissolve their companies can do this by striking them off. This process takes around 3 months. All debts owed to HMRC (corporation tax, personal tax and VAT payments) must be paid before they can be struck off.