Investment Trust

Investment Trust is a sensitive expression.

A company that intends to carry on business as an investment trust, and whose name includes ‘Investment Trust’ or ‘Trust’, should normally be a public company that trades its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

You shall set out the objects of your company in the articles of association.

If you intend to adopt model articles, your company’s objects should be set in amended articles or in a letter/email. If you don’t intend to register as a public limited company, you should explain the reasons for using ‘Investment Trust’ or ‘Trust’ in your proposed company name to Companies House.

Company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.

How to register a company?

Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of Investment Trust in your company or business name.

Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.

Maintain your limited company

You would have to submit a few documents with the UK Authorities every year.

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.

Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts.

Other sensitive or reserved words

Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.

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