Do you want to form a limited company with a specific date of incorporation (this being the day that Companies House accepts your application)?
Maybe you want to influence your company’s accounting reference date (without having to change it post-formation), perhaps there’s a day of the year that you consider ‘lucky’, or you need a company formed as soon as possible and this means the day you want it set up is, today.
So, is it possible to choose your company’s date of incorporation? Let’s take a look.
Yes – if your desired date of incorporation falls during the week
If you choose to form a limited company with us, we offer a ‘Guaranteed Same-Day Service’ (Monday-Friday only) that can be picked up as an additional extra just before you make payment.
As long as you provide all the necessary company information (company name, appointee information and share information) and proof of ID (if required), and submit your application before 3pm – your company will be formed on that day.
This is perfect if the date of incorporation that you want falls on Monday to Friday.
You can’t set up a company at the weekend or on a bank holiday
Unfortunately, Companies House does not process company formation applications at weekends or on bank holidays.
Therefore, it’s not possible to form a company at these times – so if your chosen date falls then, it can’t be done.
You can’t go back and change your date of incorporation
If your company has already been formed, it’s not possible to alter your company’s date of incorporation. However, if this is because you wish to have a particular accounting reference date, you can update your accounting reference date post-formation.
There you have it. You can choose your company’s date of incorporation, provided that day falls during the working week (and your company hasn’t already been formed).
We hope you have found this post helpful. If you do have any questions, please leave them via a comment and we’ll get back to you shortly.