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Forming a Limited Company

Setting Up a Limited Company
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Gorilla's Team of Company Formation Accountants can help.

As accounting experts, we are more than qualified to assist you with forming your limited company.

There are many benefits to operating through a limited company. These include:

Tax Efficiency – Typically, operating through your own limited company will see your take home pay increase. Use our calculator above to get a quick guesstimate of your expected take home pay.

Expenses – Ability to claim a wide array of expenses which ultimately can be used for corporation tax, again, resulting in more take home pay for you. For information on what expenses you can claim, visit our Guide to Expenses page.

Protection – Limited liability means your personal assets (home, car, investments) should be protected in the event the Company becomes insolvent.

Freedom – Running your own limited company allows you to have a greater work life balance.

Flexibility – Your limited company can be used for all types of contracts – short/fixed/inside and outside of IR35.


You’ve decided to become your own boss and work through a private limited company but where do you start? 

We understand that forming a limited company may be a new experience for you. Thankfully the Gorilla Accounting team have done these thousands of times and can assist you every step of the way. We could even have your company formed the very same day!

Before you start our formation process you will need to pick your company name. You can check if the name is available here. Alternatively, give a member of our New Business a call on 0330 024 0406.

The fee to set up a limited company is £50+VAT and includes the following:

  • Registration of your company with Companies House
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Share certificates
  • Business bank account application
  • VAT registration
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • VAT flat rate scheme registration


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Firstly, you’re going to need to form a limited company.

Here comes the hard part - choosing your company name! You can pick any name you like provided that it isn’t already being used and isn’t illegal. You can check the availability of your company name at: www.companieshouse.gov.uk/info

As the limited company is a separate entity from you, it will require a business account. The amount held in the business account will belong to the business, and only become yours once it has been paid into your personal account.

We have partnered with Mettle, the free business account from Natwest. Click here for more information. To find out more, see our Business Accounts page or contact us on 0330 024 0406.

If you decide to set up a business account with your personal bankers instead, the Gorilla Accounting team will happily assist in providing any information required.

Newly formed companies may need to register for VAT. Many contractors have heard of VAT but don’t really understand the benefits it can bring to their own limited company. We have prepared a VAT guide to help make things clearer for all of our clients.

Gorilla Accounting offer a Company Formation service including Share Certificates, Statutory Books, VAT Registration and a Business Bank Account, all for just £50 + VAT. If you are ready to form your limited company, click here to complete the Formation Questionnaire.

We appreciate that moving into contracting can be daunting.
For a no-obligation conversation to discuss your options when forming a limited company, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Download Your Free Contractors Guide

Download our free contractors guide that’s packed with tips and advice for running a limited company. It details rules and regulations around running your own business as a contractor or freelancer.

Plan ahead and Calculate Your Take Home Pay

We have created an online contractor tax calculator in order to assist you with finding how much you take home per month.

To calculate, simply click on the link below and enter your day rate.

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