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Company Formation

  • You can register online or by post
  • we recommended you to register online because more cheaper and fast(4 hours)
  • Postal applications take 8 to 10 days and cost £40 (paid by cheque made out to ‘Companies House’).
  • Your company is usually registered within 4 hours.
  • You’ll need:

  • a suitable company name
  • an address for the company
  • at least one director
  • details of the company’s shares - you need at least one shareholder
  • to check what your SIC code is - this identifies what your company does
  • You’ll also need:

  • shareholders to agree to create the company and the written rules (known as ‘memorandum and articles of association’)
  • details of people with significant control over your company, for example anyone with more than 25% shares or voting rights
  • Your name can’t be the same as another registered company’s name. If your name is too similar to another company’s name you may have to change it if someone makes a complaint.
  • Your name must usually end in either ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. You can include the Welsh equivalents ‘Cyfyngedig’ and ‘Cyf’ instead if you registered the company in Wales.
  • Your company name can’t be offensive.
  • Your name also can’t contain a ‘sensitive’ word or expression, or suggest a connection with government or local authorities, unless you get permission.
  • You don’t have to use ‘limited’ in your name if your company is a registered charity or limited by guarantee and your articles of association say your company:

  • promotes or regulates commerce, art, science, education, religion, charity or any profession
  • can’t pay its shareholders, for example through dividends
  • requires each shareholder to contribute to company assets if it’s wound up during their membership, or within a year of them stopping being a shareholder
  • Your registered office address is where official communications will be sent, for example letters from Companies House.
    The address must be:
  • a physical address in the UK
  • in the same country your company is registered in, for example a company registered in Scotland must have a registered office address in Scotland

  • You can use a PO Box. You must still include a physical address and postcode.
    You can use your home address or the address of the person who will manage your Corporation Tax.
    Your company address will be publicly available on the online register.

    Directors are legally responsible for running the company and making sure company accounts and reports are properly prepared.

    A director must be 16 or over and not be disqualified from being a director.

    Directors don’t have to live in the UK but companies must have a UK registered office address.

    You don’t need a company secretary for a private limited company. Some companies use them to take on some of the director’s responsibilities.

    The company secretary can be a director but can’t be:

  • the company’s auditor
  • an ‘undischarged bankrupt’ - unless they have permission from the court
  • Domain Name

    A domain name like www.yourdomainname.com is a website address that people will use to find you on the internet. Domain names are used as an address to locate businesses, organizations, or other entities on the Internet.

    The domain name is the foundation of your website (www.yourdomainname.com) as well as your email address (info@yourdomainname.com), using a well thought up domain name allows your customers to identify and remember you more easily on the Web.

    A great benefit of using your own domain name is that regardless of how many times you change your website hosting provider, your Email and website address will always remain the same.

    You can not have a website without a domain name. As with home addresses, domains help visitors to access your website.

    Registering your domain name now ensures that you own the domain name that may not otherwise be available when you want it.

    Once registered, the domain name is yours, provided the domain renewal fees are paid each year.

    You can park the domain, use it, sell it or lease it to other individuals or companies.

    Domain parking is included free with all our domain name registrations and transfers.

    We offer all Uk ccTLD and gTLD domains (ie: .co.uk .org.uk .net.uk .web.uk and .london)

    International TLD's and gTLD's domains are also available, including all the most popular .com .net .org .biz and .mobi.

    With more than 1000 new gTLD domains being added to the internet, we will constantly update our list of available domain extensions.

    With each domain name registration or transfer we include a range of free services including Domain Parking, URL Forwarding and DNS Management on our globally redundant nameservers

    Your domain registration could be complete within minutes, provided the domain registration fee is paid and your registration information is filled out correctly.

    63 characters is the maximum number of characters for a domain name (excluding the extension).

    A valid domain name can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63. You can use any combination of the 26 letters in English alphabet, numbers from 0 to 9 and the "-" (dash) character.

    It is generally a good idea to have a short domain name so that it is easier for customers/visitors to type and remember.

    Yes, you are welcome to purchase a domain name without website hosting.

    You are free to use that domain name with your hosting elsewhere, or you can purchase hosting with AlmostCostFree at a later time and connect your domain name to your hosting. Or if you just require the domain name for security, you can leave it blank for as long as you like.

    You can also use your domain name that's registered with a third party with your AlmostCostFree web hosting.

    It's possible to have either domain name and website hosting with us, or "one and not the other" as well.

    Yes. This service is referred to as a "Parked Domain" or "Add-on Domain"

    Once the Domain Name is registered, it usually takes a couple of minutes before you see your domain name activated on our servers but can take from 24-48 hours before the name "spreads" around the Internet so that all Domain Name Servers know about it.

    Web Design

    Never fear, that's why we are here. You can learn about our time proven process in ourprocess section.

    The length of time it takes to create a fully functional website is based on several factors. Custom design work can take anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the number of revisions you require. The development phase requires an additional 1 - 6 weeks, depending on the number of pages, and the functionality required. Of course, these are general guidelines, and we will make every effort to meet the timeframe you have in mind.

    The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. Though our website projects generally start in the £349 plus VAT range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.

    The project starts with a 50% deposit. After design sign off and before we move into programming, we collect 25%. Once we have completed and fulfilled our scope, the final 25% is collected and your website is then scheduled for launch.

    We work with a broad range of company types [small start-ups, large corporations, nonprofits, B2B, B2C and more across many business industries [technology, food, apparel, health + beauty, camps, travel, finance, arts, fair trade, and more.

    Our standard websites take approximately 10 - 30 days to create. Our E-commerce (online store) websites take approximately 90 days to create. This time will vary from project to project.

    This is a great question to ask and you should ask it of any web design and development firm you are considering. Many firms will farm out work to freelancers or interns. Some firms give little or no access to client’s who want to speak directly with their designers or developers. Our clients work directly with our tight knit crew of 5. Who that will be depends on your project needs and what stage of the process you are in during the project.

    Yes. We include copy writing and editing in all of our proposals. We also build your sitemap and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages.

    No. We only support websites that we have fully built. We have this policy so that we can 100% stand behind everything that we craft. There are issues of liability of multiple programmers touching the same code over time.

    YES! Everything that we build will be 100% owned by you. Most of our clients stay with us for the life of the website. Our team is just irresistible that way. But if for any reason you decide you want to take your site to another hosting service and get another company to service the site, we will happily assist you in making the transition as effortlessly and efficiently as possible. The website is yours after all, and we want you to take it wherever you go.

    Company Services

    Every company must confirm the information that companies house hold about it is correct by delivering a confirmation statement, From 30 June 2016 the confirmation statement replaces the annual return.

    The date at which the company is confirming all the required information is up to date. This must be no later than 12 months after the last confirmation date.

    Yes, It’s a criminal offence to not file your confirmation statement within 14 days of the end of the review period. If you don’t do this,Companies House may prosecute the company and its officers.

    You must register for VAT with HMRC if your business’ VAT taxable turnover is more than £85,000

    You will get VAT registration certificate. This confirms:

    1,your VAT number

    2,when to submit your first VAT Return and payment

    3,your ‘effective date of registration’ - this is the date you went over the threshold, or the date you asked to register if it was voluntary

    You can register voluntarily if your turnover is less than £85,000, unless everything you sell is exempt. You’ll have certain responsibilities if you register for VAT.

    From the effective date of registration you must:

    1,charge the right amount of VAT

    2,pay any VAT due to HMRC

    3,submit VAT Returns

    4,keep VAT records and a VAT account

    5,You can also reclaim the VAT you’ve paid on certain purchases made before you registered.

    You usually submit a VAT Return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) every 3 months. This period of time is known as your ‘accounting period.’

    There are 3 differents rate of VAT.

    1,Standard rate

    2,Reduced rate

    3,Zero rate

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