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
File accounts?

Private Limited with Share Capital


Private Limited company with issued share capital.


Private Limited company without share capital


Private Limited company without issued share capital.


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.


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.


Private Unlimited without share capital


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


Public Limited with Share Capital


Public Limited company with issued share capital.


Limited Partnership


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


Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)


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


Company converted closed

 No accounts filed No 



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.




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.


Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select atleast one of the reasons
CAPTCHA verification is required.

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article