Set up and register a limited company

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What does this involve?

You must register a new limited company with Companies House and also with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As a limited company, you will pay Corporation Tax. There will be other requirements too, such as records you must keep. These will vary according to whether you set up a private company limited by shares or limited by guarantee.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any potential start-up or new business based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

Take 1 minute to see how to set up and register as a limited company.

Important information

You must register your limited company with Companies House and register with HMRC to pay Corporation Tax.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on setting up and registering a limited company.

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