Starting up in the future but preparing now..

Discussion in 'Start-ups & Business Advice' started by Emily83, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Emily83


    Sep 10, 2018
    Hi, I have an idea of a business that I'd like to eventually set up with the aim of making profit and earning a wage.
    At the moment I'm using social media to see what interest there would be and to get an idea of what works / doesn't work. This is purely for market research at the moment .

    I was thinking of registering the name that I want to use on companies house in order to protect it. I would make it dormant as I don't plan on trading for some time yet.
    Can anyone advice if I'd have to complete tax returns or any other legal things while the company is dormant? And is there a time limit for which you can keep it dormant?

    Many thanks in advance! :)
  2. tekue


    Apr 10, 2014
    For a Dormant company you need to file annual accounts and a confirmation statement (previously annual return). Its an easy form as you just tick the box for dormant as there is no cash flow.
    It doesn't cost a lot of money (around £30 I think). I did the same as you to reserve the business name.

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