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Creating an English company

Limited Company (Ltd.)

The first type of Company that we are going to introduce, is the Limited company or Ltd. This company is close to the Swiss or French S.A.R.L.

Here are a few important points about the Ltd.:

  • Liability equivalent to amount of capital
  • Foreigners may deal with creation and management
  • Minimal capital of 1 GBP


The Ltd. Company is ideal for small structures. The speed at which it can be set up, makes it an excellent choice for starting a company or expanding globally.

Public Limited Company (PLC)

The  second  type  of  company  that  we  are  going  to    introduce,  is  the  Public  Limited  Company  or   PLC. This company is close to the Swiss or French S.A.

Here are a few important points about the PLC:

  • Liability equivalent to amount of capital
  • Foreigners may deal with the creation and management
  • Minimal capital of 50 000 GBP
  • Possibility  of  naming  a  director,  whose  name  will  appear  on  the  register  of  commerce  (he will lend his name to the real owners of the company, who will remain anonymous)


The PLC is the most common type of company in England.