Public Limited Company Formation

If you want a company with a prestigious profile, greater access to capital and the ability to be able to advertise and sell your shares to the public, then a Public Limited Company may be most appropriate for your needs.

The purpose of a Public Limited Company is to be able to sell shares to the public through a Stock Exchange. However, many are privately owned and operate as PLCs for the extra financial status.

All limited by shares packages @UKPLC Company Registration offers are suitable for Public Limited Companies.

Who Is It For?

Someone interested in a Company with limited liability benefits, but who would like the benefit of the extra financial status or be able to sell shares to the public.


  • Shares may be sold to the Public
  • Possibility to enter the Stock Market
  • Permission to advertise sale of shares publicly
  • Provides extra financial status
  • Access to capital
  • Value of shares
  • Opportunity to more easily make acquisitions
  • To give a company a more prestigious profile

Additional Information

Compulsory elements to forming a PLC:

  • 2 Directors minimum
  • 1 Shareholder minimum
  • Qualified Company Secretary
  • Shorter filing period for accounts after end of financial year
  • Need to hold an AGM
  • Generally a lot more administration
  • In the statement of capital section you will need to issue at least 2 shares, and then file an SH01 form to issue up to 12,500 shares
  • An SH50 form needs to be completed and submitted to Companies House to obtain a a Certificate of Trade before any trading can commence. This has to prove that at least 25% of £50,000 worth of shares have been paid up.


No Frills
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  • No Frills Package Icon

    Our entry level incorporation pack


    worth £26.99
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  • Full Trading Limited Company
  • Digital Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Digital Certificate of Incorporation
  • Free business bank account referral (UK addresses only)

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  • E-ssential Package Icon

    Comes with the essential digital documents


    worth £36.99
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  • Includes everything in the No-Frills package, plus:
  • Digital Share Certificate(s)
  • Digital Company Register, including Minutes of the first Board Meeting

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  • Classic Package Icon

    This popular option comes with printed and bound documents


    worth £71.99
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  • Includes everything in the E-ssential package, plus:
  • Printed Certificate of Incorporation
  • Printed Share Certificate(s)
  • Printed Company Register, including Minutes of the first Board Meeting

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  • Premier Package Icon

    This pack includes a North London Registered Office


    worth £216.99
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  • Includes everything in the Classic package, plus:
  • 6 x Printed and Bound Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Company Seal
  • Company Register
  • North London Registered Office for 1 year

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  • Professional Package Icon

    Comes with Service Address and Registered Office Services


    worth £293.95
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  • Includes everything in the Premier package, plus:
  • Director Service Address for 1 year
  • First Years Confirmation Statement Filing

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  • Professional Plus Package Icon

    Professional +
    The professional package with a prestigious London Address


    worth £422.95
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  • Includes everything in the Professional package, (except North London Registered Office), plus:
  • Central London Registered Office (Regent Street) for 1 year
  • Mail Forwarding Service for 1 year

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