Company Types available in the UK and Northern Ireland

Created by Katie Deverill, Modified on Wed, 19 Oct 2022 at 06:13 PM by Katie Deverill

 


































































































Company Type
Description    
File accounts?

Private Limited with Share Capital


      

Private Limited company with issued share capital.


     Yes     

Private Limited company without share capital


 

Private Limited company without issued share capital.


 Yes 

Private Company Limited by Guarantee


 

A Privately Limited company with no issued share capital. It is only liable for the amount of the guarantee stated by the members. This is a common way for a charity or non-profit making organisation to operate.


 Yes 

Private Unlimited with Share Capital


 

Company has registered its name at Companies House, but there is no limited liability. The company members are liable only up to the amount allotted in share capital.


 No 

Private Unlimited without share capital


 

Private Unlimited company, the company members have no limited liability and are not obliged to file accounts.


 No 

Public Limited with Share Capital


 

Public Limited company with issued share capital.


 Yes 

Limited Partnership


 

Limited Partnership will register its name with companies house, but will not file any accounts.


 No 

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)


 

No shareholders, or share capital. LLPs have members, not shareholders, and they are governed first by partnership agreements.


 Yes 

Company converted closed


 No accounts filed No 

UCITS


 

Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities. Sole object is the collective investment in transferable securities of capital raised from the public. Operate on the principle of spreading risk.


   

EEIG


 

European Economic Interest Groupings. Does not itself record a profit or loss, with profits and losses returned to individual members. The company will co-operate across national frontiers within the EU. May not have more than 20 members, not permitted to invite investment from the public.


   

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