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A business seeking incorporation as a private limited company must file the following with Companies House:

When satisfied that all formalities have been followed, the Registrar of Companies issues a certificate of incorporation. This is conclusive evidence that the company is duly incorporated and established, so the company may commence trading immediately.

For the information you must provide when establishing a company, please refer to Appendix A

Every company must:

There are penalties for not meeting these obligations including automatic financial penalties for the failure to file statutory accounts by the due date. Continued non compliance can lead to the compulsory dissolution of the Company by the Registrar of Companies with potential liability for the directors.