The following article will show you the different ways to register a company in the United Kingdom, and the costs associated.

Register your Company Online

You can register a limited company for as little as £12 payed by credit/debit card or PayPal on the government website in England.

You can begin your online registration at

Register Your Company By Post

If you would rather register by post, which will take 8-10 days you can do so at a cost of £40 which should be made payable by cheque to ‘Companies House’.

The form required to register your limited company by post can be found at

Register with Same Day Post

Companies House Notice

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have suspended all our same day services until further notice.

For more information, see Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers.


Companies house currently provides same day registration by post, if your application is delivery to companies house before 3PM.

Your envelope (and any courier’s envelope) must be marked ‘same day service’ in the top left-hand corner.

However, an additional £100 must be paid to companies house for the registration to be complete on the same day.

Register with an Agent

Information regarding approved agents who can register your company for you and their contact details can be found here.