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How to Run a Limited Company

Author: Nicholas Currie

Published: July 2013 | ISBN: 9781860724527


How to Run a Limited Company covers the entire life-cycle of a company, from formation and registration, through core compliance tasks such as managing shares, meetings, and reports and accounts, to wind-up and insolvency.

Written for directors, company secretaries, managers and any others who are new to running such a company or need to know more about it, the book will provide readers with the knowledge and resources required to successfully establish and operate a private limited company.

It explains the law in a clear format and includes chapters on health and safety, managing premises, and tax and accounting; as well as eight useful appendices:

  • Summary of the main differences between private companies and public companies
  • Matters dealt with by the articles and matters dealt with by the Companies Act
  • Events that trigger an obligation to file information with the Registrar and corresponding filing requirement
  • Statutory registers template
  • Non-statutory registers template
  • Completing a stock transfer form
  • Example notices to the Registrar of Companies in respect of the passing of a shareholder resolution
  • Model articles for private companies limited by shares.

Contents

1. Business structures and the decision to incorporate
2. Forming a company
3. The company's constitution (and shareholder's agreements)
4. After incorporation
5. Companies House and company law compliance
6. Introduction to directors
7. Directors' duties and liabilities
8. Decision-making by directors
9. Shares
10. Register of members
11. Shareholders' decision-making: general meetings
12. Shareholders' decision-making: written resolutions and other matters
13. Sources of finance
14. Accounting and tax
15. Health and safety
16. Corporate governance
17. Insolvency
18. Support frameworks

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