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Register a company for free

Free limited company formations with Crunch

Register a UK limited company for just £10, (cheaper than going direct to Companies House) or for free with our special offers! Our limited company formation service takes just a few minutes to complete. Just choose your company name, fill in our simple form and we’ll register your company with Companies House, you can have your limited company set up by the next working day.

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Company registration with Crunch

Our online service is easy to use and costs just £10, or we can do it all for you when you sign up to limited company accounting with Crunch. We’ve also got great special offers on business insurance, or opening a business bank account through us. If you take one of our offers we’ll refund your £10 fee. We’ve set up over 10,000 limited companies and we’ve got everything you need to make being a limited company director easy.

How does the incorporation process work?

We make it simple to register a company and we’ll take care of everything with Companies House. We can help with everything to do with becoming a limited company director, from accounting, getting a business account with a range of banks, insurance, getting a website set up, registering a domain name, a business email address, or even a free business phone number.

We make registering a company simple

Step 1

Check if your business name is available

Step 2

Complete our simple online application - less than 5 minutes

Step 3

Receive your certificate of incorporation and other documents - usually next working day

Once you have completed our online application you can choose from our great offers to help your new company get started - you can even get your £10 back if you take out limited company accounting, open a business account through our banking partners, or take out small business insurance through us!

What do you get when you register a limited company using Crunch as your Company Formation Agents?

First Company Minutes.

Although you probably won’t actually have a meeting (unless you enjoy that kind of thing!), the First Company Minutes detail the process of forming your new limited company.

Official certificates and company documents.

Your Certificate of Incorporation includes your new company details and the UK Coat of Arms. and  Share Certificates for you and any other shareholders, which shows how many shares a person owns and their value, is intended for the individual shareholders.

Articles of Association.

The Articles of Association is sort of like the Terms and Conditions for your limited company. It sets out the rules that will govern the administration of your company, such as voting rights and procedure for transferring shares. These are sometimes referred to as a memorandum and articles of association.

Memorandum of Association.

This document sets out how the company must operate, and the duties it must undertake (called the “Company Objects”), such as to pay and look after any staff and to make sure the relevant insurance is taken out. You can think of it as a sort of mission statement, albeit written in boring legalese.

Combined Company Register.

This document details all the individuals involved in the running of your limited company. It lists all the company directors, any company secretaries, as well as details of any other company interests a director may have (for example, if a director owns shares in another limited company).

Why business owners love us

Sonia

September 2, 2021

James Faalvey who is an accountant was fantastic during our long call. He was very knowledgeable. Helped to understand my personal situation and gave me advice accordingly. He was detailed, thorough and very patient as I had a lot of questions. I really appreciated his expertise and guidance.

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September 1, 2021

I recently switched to Crunch premium, and it has been great experience. My account manager is Aidan, and he really makes accounting not so horrible! Greatly recommend! The app is also very easy to use!

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August 27, 2021

Phil and Karly at Crunch Mortgages really helped make our lives easier as we decided on our forever home. Unfortunately due to complications we had to restart the process with 3 different properties and they were both extremely supportive, providing us with updated figures and documents and continuously checking in with the progress made. We finally completed today and could not be happier with the service we received.

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Choose the best accounting software solution for your business

Free

Ideal if you’re just starting out, our free software will get you organised and free up your time.

£0.00

Free forever
Get started
Free bookkeeping software

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

 
add-on
Record and track expenses

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch Free software.

 
add-on
Create and issue invoices

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

 
add-on
Connect your bank account

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

 
add-on
Easy bank reconciliation

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy.

 
add-on
Expert advice and support

Upgrade to Pro to get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

 
add-on
Year end accounts

When you upgrade to Pro, when you upgrade to Pro, we’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button. For Pro clients, we aim to complete your annual accounts and send them for your approval within 12 weeks.

 
add-on
Director payroll

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

Premium package clients can choose any salary level they wish for up to four directors.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

 
add-on
Tax-efficient dividends

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy for clients on our Pro and Premium packages. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

 
add-on
Company tax filings

Upgrade to Pro or Premium and we’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

 
add-on
Registered Office service

Crunch can become your registered office if you upgrade to our Pro or Premium packages, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

 
add-on
Real-time dashboard

Pro and Premium clients can get a complete overview of what tax they owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

 
add-on
Company formation

Need help forming your company? Upgrade to Pro and we’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

 
add-on
HMRC registration

When you become a Crunch Pro or Premium client, we’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

 
add-on
Confirmation Statement submissions

If you upgrade to either our Pro or Premium packages, Crunch can prepare and submit your Confirmation Statement (formerly known as an Annual Return) on your behalf.

On our Pro package, we’ll prepare it for you and you’ll just need to pay the Companies House fee for us to file it with them. On our Premium package, you won’t have to pay any additional fees - the preparation and submission of one Confirmation Statement per year comes as part of your package!

 
add-on
VAT registration and filing

If your business is VAT registered, upgrade to Pro! Your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently.

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

 
add-on
Self Assessment support

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

Self Assessment support comes as standard on our Premium package.

 
add-on
IR35 support

Upgrade to our Crunch Premium package if you have any concerns about IR35. We have a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Crunch Pro package clients get unlimited online IR35 assessments and are able to purchase a detailed IR35 review as an add-on service.

 
add-on
Annual Accountancy Healthcheck

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

Crunch Pro package clients are able to purchase an Accountancy Healthcheck as an add-on service.

 
add-on
Professional references

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

 
add-on
Service address and mail forward

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence. This service is included as standard in our Premium package.

 
add-on
In-software chat

Upgrade to Premium and start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

 
add-on

Pro

The perfect combination of software, support, and advice for limited companies.

£71.50 £60.78

+VAT per montH
Get started
Free bookkeeping software
 

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

add-on
Record and track expenses
 

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch Free software.

add-on
Create and issue invoices
 

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

add-on
Connect your bank account
 

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

add-on
Easy bank reconciliation
 

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy.

add-on
Expert advice and support
 

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

add-on
Year end accounts
 

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

add-on
Director payroll
 

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Pro package clients can have up to two directors taking a salary up to the relevant National Insurance (NI) threshold. If you wish to take more than the NI threshold amount as a salary you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

add-on
Tax-efficient dividends
 

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

add-on
Company tax filings
 

We’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

add-on
Registered Office service
 

Crunch can become your registered office, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

add-on
Real-time dashboard
 

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

add-on
Company formation
 

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

add-on
HMRC registration
 

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

add-on
Confirmation Statement submissions
 

Crunch can prepare and submit your Confirmation Statement (formerly known as an Annual Return) on your behalf. On our Pro package, we’ll prepare it for you and you’ll just need to pay the Companies House fee for us to file it with them.

If you upgrade to our Premium package, you won’t have to pay any additional fees - the preparation and submission of one Confirmation Statement per year comes as part of your package!

add-on
VAT registration and filing
 

If your business is VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently.

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

add-on
Self Assessment support
 

Get expert help preparing your Self Assessment, and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

Self Assessment support comes as standard on our Premium package.

add-on
IR35 support
 

Upgrade to our Crunch Premium package if you have any concerns about IR35. We have a complete range of IR35 solutions: our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

Crunch Pro package clients get unlimited online IR35 assessments and are able to purchase a detailed IR35 review as an add-on service.

add-on
Annual Accountancy Healthcheck
 

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

Crunch Pro package clients are able to purchase an Accountancy Healthcheck as an add-on service.

add-on
Professional references
 

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

add-on
Service address and mail forward
 

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence. This service is included as standard in our Premium package.

add-on
In-software chat
 

Upgrade to Premium and start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

add-on

Premium

Even more features and our speediest support to make your business finances a breeze.

£109.50 £93.08

+VAT per month
Get started
Free bookkeeping software
 

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

add-on
Record and track expenses
 

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch Free software.

add-on
Create and issue invoices
 

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

add-on
Connect your bank account
 

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

add-on
Easy bank reconciliation
 

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy.

add-on
Expert advice and support
 

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

add-on
Year end accounts
 

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

add-on
Director payroll
 

Our simple Real Time Information (RTI) compliant payroll software makes it easy for Pro and Premium clients to set up a monthly, recurring salary. All your HMRC filing and payslips are done for you, our software connects to HMRC, so any PAYE-related returns can be submitted directly to ensure you’re compliant.

Premium package clients can choose any salary level they wish for up to four directors.

If you wish to take on employees who are not also company directors, you’ll have to use our add-on payroll service.

If you have multiple sources of employment income or you're receiving a pension, you may have a non-standard tax code. In this case, we’ll review your situation and you may have to use our add-on payroll service.

add-on
Tax-efficient dividends
 

As well as taking a director’s salary, you’ll usually want to take dividends from your company profits. Crunch makes paying yourself tax-efficiently with dividend payments easy. Our software lets you make quick and easy dividend payments at the click of a button and produces all the records you’ll need to keep for HMRC.

add-on
Company tax filings
 

We’ll prepare all your statutory company filings, including Corporation Tax and VAT.

We’ll make sure your annual accounts are prepared and filed correctly. Once we’ve got the information we need from you, your accounts will be prepared by our expert accountants and filed directly with HMRC and Companies House at the click of a button.

We make Corporation Tax calculation and filing straightforward. Your Crunch accountants will prepare, check, and file your Corporation Tax returns for you. We’ll also file your annual Confirmation Statement at Companies House for you. All you have to do is check that the information is up to date. Pro package clients will need to pay the additional £13 HMRC fee, but this fee is included as part of our Premium package.

VAT returns are filed using our HMRC compatible software, which fully meets Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements. All you need to do is use our software to record all your business transactions and we’ll make sure your VAT returns are prepared and filed each quarter.

add-on
Registered Office service
 

Crunch can become your registered office, which means we’ll act as a "central mail handler" for the business-related post from HMRC and Companies House.

add-on
Real-time dashboard
 

Get a complete overview of what tax you owe with our real-time dashboard, giving you a clear and instant picture of your business finances.

add-on
Company formation
 

We’ll form your small business or limited company on your behalf and ensure your business is registered for all appropriate taxes.

add-on
HMRC registration
 

We’ll take care of getting you registered with HMRC, as well as for any personal or business taxes, so you’ll be up and running in no time.

add-on
Confirmation Statement submissions
 

Crunch can prepare and submit your Confirmation Statement (formerly known as an Annual Return) on your behalf. On our Premium package, you won’t have to pay any additional fees - the preparation and submission of one Confirmation Statement per year comes as part of your package!

add-on
VAT registration and filing
 

If your business is VAT registered, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently.

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

add-on
Self Assessment support
 

Get expert help to prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

add-on
IR35 support
 

Our Premium package offers a complete range of IR35 solutions. Our switchable IR35 service means you can seamlessly move between limited company working or Umbrella payroll if your assignment is inside IR35. Our Crunch software can make any deductions you need for employment taxes, or handle any client payments you receive that have already had employment taxes deducted.

You’ll get unlimited online IR35 assessments to check the status of your assignments. You’ll also get one, free detailed review of the IR35 status of an assignment contract with a report showing your areas of risk, and recommendations to help evidence your contract is outside IR35. A Crunch expert will review your company's contract with your end client and the actual working practices in place to help you understand your employment status (one detailed review and report per year).

add-on
Annual Accountancy Healthcheck
 

Get expert advice on improving your company’s growth and tax-efficiency.

Our Crunch Premium package includes an Accountancy Healthcheck every 12 months. Our Accountancy Healthcheck is designed to provide guidance on helping improve your limited company's financial performance, assist with any changes in regulations and the impact on your business, and help you to understand the changing needs of your business.

add-on
Professional references
 

Up to two accountant’s references per year for lettings or mortgages.

If you need an accountant’s reference to confirm your business finances we can help. For our Premium package clients, we'll provide up to two references for lettings or mortgage purposes each year.

If you’re a Pro package client or require other types of reference, we can still help you, though there will be an additional charge.

We can provide non-financial references to meet your specific requirements for an add-on fee on request.

add-on
Service address and mail forward
 

We provide you with a London service address for maximum professionalism and confidence.

add-on
In-software chat
 

Start a direct chat with one of our friendly client managers for quicker in-software support.

add-on

Free

Ideal if you’re just starting out, our free software will get you organised and free up your time.

£0.00

Free forever
Get started
Free bookkeeping software
 

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

add-on
Record and track expenses
 

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch Free software.

add-on
Create and issue invoices
 

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

add-on
Connect your bank account
 

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

add-on
Easy bank reconciliation
 

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy.

add-on
Expert advice and support
 

Upgrade to Pro to get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

add-on
HMRC registration
 

Upgrade to Pro and let us take care of getting you registered with HMRC as a sole trader, as well as for any personal or business taxes.

add-on
VAT registration and filing
 

If your business is VAT registered, upgrade to Pro! With our Crunch Pro VAT package, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently.

We’ll always remind you of upcoming deadlines so you’ll always be aware of your responsibilities. Our software is HMRC compatible and meets the Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements.

add-on
Self Assessment support
 

Upgrade to Pro and our experts will prepare your Self Assessment and submit it to HMRC using our innovative online accounting software. We’ll make sure you’re paying the correct amount of personal tax and claiming all the allowances you’re entitled to. We provide a comprehensive review of your Self Assessment, as well as help with more complex returns, such as advising you on multiple sources of income.

add-on

Pro

Everything you need as a self-employed sole trader, with expert advice and support included.

From £24.50

+VAT per month
Get started
Free bookkeeping software
 

Keep track of all your invoices, payments, and expenses using our free online bookkeeping software. Easily upgrade for expert support whenever you need it.

add-on
Record and track expenses
 

Easily keep track of all your business expenses, set up recurring expenses and even use our free app (‘Snap’) to take a photo of your receipts and have them automatically uploaded to your Crunch Free software.

add-on
Create and issue invoices
 

Send professional invoices to your clients on-the-go, personalise invoices with your company logo, record and track your income, and set up recurring invoices and late payment reminders.

add-on
Connect your bank account
 

Link your business bank account to your Crunch software to quickly import bank statements and make reconciling your accounts quicker. Our software integrates with most major banks.

add-on
Easy bank reconciliation
 

Import all your transactions from your bank account and match them against expenses and invoices, our software makes suggestions for matching transactions to make your bookkeeping easy.

add-on
Expert advice and support
 

Get access to your own team of Crunch client managers and accountants, on hand for day-to-day support. They’ll guide you through your online accounting software, make sure you stay on top of deadlines, and help you with support and advice on dealing with HMRC.

add-on
HMRC registration
 

Let us take care of getting you registered with HMRC as a sole trader, as well as for any personal or business taxes.

add-on
VAT registration and filing
 

If your business is VAT registered, there’s an additional charge of £5 per month to file your VAT returns using our Making Tax Digital compatible software, bringing the total to £29.50 +VAT per month.

With our VAT package, your software will automatically calculate your VAT transactions and prepare your returns for filing with HMRC every quarter when due.

Once you’ve approved it, you can submit your VAT return to HMRC with our online accounting software quickly and efficiently.

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Some frequently asked questions about how to set up a company with Crunch Formations

How can I set up a limited company for free through Crunch?

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Your first step is to decide on what you’d like to call your new company, then use our search box above to check your preferred name is available. After that we’ll transfer you to our Crunch Formations site where you can begin the quick and simple process of forming your limited company with our online application. The self-service formation process costs just £10, but if you sign up to a paid Crunch account when you form, we'll refund your formation fee! There are no hidden costs and you'll find we're even cheaper than doing it directly with Companies House!

If you choose to become a Crunch limited company accountancy client with one of our great value packages of online accountancy software and expert advice and support, we will even do it all for you as part of your onboarding process.

What information do I need to set up a limited company?

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We explain everything in our Knowledge article about setting up a limited company, but it's pretty simple really. You need to decide on a name for your new business and check its available and meets the rules on naming a UK company. Then you need to decide who will be the shareholders and company directors and how many shares they should have. You can also decide on who will be the company secretary if you're going to have one. You'll need to make sure that all the directors meet the criteria for being a company director and understand their directors' responsibilities.

You'll need to make a list of all the people who have significant control over the company (known as a person of significant control or PSC) and store it as your psc register - more details on our article: what is a PSC register.

You'll need to provide at least three pieces of personal information about yourself and your shareholders, for example:

  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Father’s first name
  • Telephone number
  • National Insurance number
  • Passport number.

Can you set up a limited company for me?

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Absolutely - if you become a Crunch limited company accountancy client, we can set up your limited company as part of our onboarding process. For a small additional fee, we’ll register your company for you and deal with all the setup and registration with HMRC and Companies House on your behalf. This includes registering you for all the relevant taxes such as Corporation Tax and VAT if you think your turnover will be above the VAT registration threshold. The fee will be agreed as part of your initial setup costs. Speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

Should I be a limited company or sole trader?

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There are differences to each structure, particularly when it comes to tax and administration issues. Speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information. Our jargon-free article will help you understand each option and decide which is right for you: sole trader, limited company, or umbrella company.

Are there rules around choosing a company name?

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Yes there are - most importantly it needs to be unique, there cannot be another company with the same name (or too similar name) registered at Companies House. Use our name checker at the top of the page to see if your chosen name is available. We’ve got a helpful article to make naming your company just a little easier. We cover ways to come up with a great name, sensitive words or phrases you can’t use, the difference between limited or Ltd, and loads more. Read our article on finding a great company name.

What type of company registration do you offer, private limited company (ltd) or limited liability partnership (LLP)?

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Crunch Formations will let you set up a new private limited company, we do not set up limited liability partnerships. You can find out more about the difference in our setting up a limited company article.

What else should I do to set up a limited company?

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There’s more to running a limited company than just forming the company. Our handy article takes you through all the steps as well as explaining the other things you need to think about - such as having a business plan, a business bank account, the right business insurance, what records you need to keep, and how to stay on top of everything. Find out about how to set up a limited company. If you're interested in how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

What are my responsibilities as a limited company director?

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As a limited company director, you’ll have certain responsibilities. You’re required to file various forms and returns to both Companies House and HMRC. Knowing what to file (and when) can get a bit confusing. At Crunch, we love to be helpful, so we’ve pulled all your company director responsibilities into a simple, easy-to-read article. If you're interested in how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited company accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

Do you offer a Registered Office Address, Director Service Address or Business Address service?

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If you become a Crunch client on one of our limited company accountancy packages then we can act as your company registered office for you. We will pass on all your official correspondence from HMRC or Companies House. We can also arrange a Director's Service Address so that you can keep your personal address private. Head over to our requirements of a registered office article for more information.

Do I need to use my personal home address when I register a company?

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You do need to give your personal address to Companies House when you set up a new private limited company. But you don't have to use your home address on anything that is made public. See our question above for details of our Registered Office and Service Address options.

What are company shares, share value and share capital?

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Setting up a limited company, but confronted by scary-looking questions regarding shares and share value? Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as it seems. We’ve got an article that explains all about company shares, share value and share capital when you’re registering a limited company. If you're interested in getting expert advice and support for questions like this, as well as how Crunch can help you stay on top of your business finances with our limited company accountancy packages, speak to one of our friendly advisors or book a callback using the details at the top of the page for more information.

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