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Company Formation Checklist


This is a checklist of the key points that need to consider when setting up a private company. This checklist is partly based on the requirements of Companies House form IN01 (required in order to set up a company), but it goes further and considers other issues such as company assets, shareholder arrangements, the taking on of financing, the premises the company will operate from, the company’s tax position and the use of share option schemes, that are not considered in CH registration forms. 

This checklist has also been updated to consider the requirements of the Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act 2023. Some of these changes are in force from March 2024 and will need to be considered by customers as part of the incorporation process straight away, other changes will be phased in over the course of 2024/25 once Companies House systems are appropriately set up.

As of March 2024 new companies will be required to have a registered email address on incorporation (existing entities will need to give one when they file their next confirmation statement) and applications for a company incorporation will require an additional confirmation that the company is being formed for a lawful purpose.

This checklist is in the form of a table which sets out the action that needs to be taken or considered with commentary by us to assist you, followed by empty boxes for the customer to complete as to status and responsibility etc. depending on the customer’s individual circumstances.

This template is a useful guide when setting up a company to ensure that all the main points have been considered. This checklist is not exhaustive but does include all the main headline points. How you use it will depend on the size of your proposed company, e.g. small family run or larger organisation and the type of business the company is intending to run.

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Company Formation Checklist is part of Corporate Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Corporate Documents for 1 year.

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