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Public limited company (plc)

A Public Limited Company is a company with limited liability, whose shares may be listed on a stock exchange, and offer them for sale to the public. This is the only type of company that can raise capital or money by selling shares to the public. Listing on a stock exchange is not mandatory and public limited company can remain privately owned. All public limited company names must end in “plc” or “public limited company”.

Some businesses that seeks a higher profile, prestigious brand and access to large public capital may find incorporating a public limited company as the suitable route for their requirements.

Where are public limited companies listed?

The public limited companies are usually traded on either London stock exchange or the alternative investment market (AIM).

What are the basic requirements to register and operate a public limited company?

  • A public limited company requires a minimum of two directors
  • It must also appoint a qualified company secretary (must have necessary knowledge and ability)
  • A plc must also have a minimum issued share capital of £50,000, with at least 25% (£12,500) being paid up in full
  • A plc must obtain a trading certificate from Companies House, confirming that it has minimum allotted share capital before conducting business (or exercise borrowing powers)

We do not currently offer registration of public limited company services.

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