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Setting Up a Business in the UK

Advice on Setting Up Your New Business

Setting Up a Business in the UK? Get the business structure right!

Setting up a business in the UK may be an exciting and hard process, and one of the first decisions you will need to make is determining the best legal structure for your company. The legal structure you choose will have an impact on many elements of your organisation, including taxes, liability, and management structure, so make an informed decision.

Businesses in the United Kingdom can choose from numerous legal structures, including sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP), limited company (Ltd), and private limited company (Ltd). Each legal structure has advantages and disadvantages, and it is critical to understand which form is ideal for your individual business needs.

When deciding on a legal structure, you must evaluate the size and type of your firm, your personal circumstances, and your long-term business ambitions. For example, if you are a new sole trader, a lone trader structure may be the simplest and most easy alternative. However, if you have partners or intend to develop your business in the future, a partnership or LLP may be more suited.

Another key thing to consider when selecting a legal framework is responsibility. As a sole proprietor, you will be individually liable for all of the business's obligations and liabilities. Partners in a partnership or LLP are likewise liable for the business's debts, albeit to a lesser level. In contrast, in a limited corporation, the business is accountable for its own debts and liabilities, and the owners are not personally liable.

It is also critical to evaluate the tax implications of any legal form. For example, sole traders and partnerships are taxed differently than limited businesses, and it is critical to understand the tax duties connected with each form.
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Company formations

We can set up your new company for you

We recognise that starting a new business may be a daunting experience, which is why IOLIS provides complete UK company formation services to make the process easier for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We can register your company with Companies House, receive your certificate of incorporation, and register your directors and secretary.

Our team of expert advisors is always available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of establishing and running your business. We use cutting-edge technology to ensure that our services are quick, dependable, and secure, allowing you to concentrate on expanding your business.

Contact us today and let us assist you in making the best decision for your future.

Does your UK business need advice about company structures and formation? Tell us how we can help you.

Call us to start the conversation on 0330 043 4812 or email

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