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It's so quick and easy to register your Limited Liability Partnerships with Duport, and get support, advice and our in-depth guide for industry success.

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  • Companies House registration
  • All legal documentation
  • CD version of your Partnership Agreement

What is an LLP?

Limited Liability Partnerships or LLPs are companies registered at Companies House, and owned by Members (or Partners), rather than Directors and Shareholders. It's a popular structure for businesses that want the prestige of a Partnership, but the liability protection of a Ltd Company.

When you form an LLP, you must have at least two Members. Your liability (such as debt) is held by the LLP itself, and not you personally. Limits of liability can be set by the Members' Agreement, as can rules about profits, capital, management structure and Member appointments and removals.

LLPs do not pay corporation tax, and instead Members' earnings are taxed as personal income, which can be less efficient than a Ltd company structure.

Key Considerations

  • Limited liability

    You can set your own limits for liability through the Members' Agreement

  • Good for multiple owners

    You need a minimum of two Members to set up an LLP

  • More paperwork

    LLPs must file annual accounts and a confirmation statement with Companies House

  • Public registration

    Members' details are listed at Companies House, although you can keep your address private with additional services

  • Less tax efficient

    LLPs can be less tax efficient, as profits are taxed as personal income

How it works

Setting up your Limited Liability Partnership is quick and easy with our simple online registration. You can even get free services such as a business account and our in-depth Industry Insights guide.

  1. Register in under 5 minutes

    Our online registration process is simple and fast, with no complicated questions

  2. Set up your FREE Business Account

    LLPs must have their own account, and Duport's partners can provide yours for free

  3. Duport complete your registration

    We check over and submit your details to Companies House for a successful registration

  4. Receive your documentation

    You'll be sent your Company Number, Incorporation Certificate and your Partnership Agreement on CD

Duport know exactly what you need to get set up as an LLP, and we'll continue to be here with support and services to help you grow.

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Start your business the right way with Duport

Establishing a business and making it a success needs more than just registration. You need the right information, the right support and the right services at the right time.

As a small company ourselves, Duport understand better than anyone the questions, concerns and worries that come with running your own business. That's why we're here way beyond your initial formation, helping you with advice on everything from tax requirements to taking on your first employees.

When you choose Duport you get:

  • Quick & easy online registration
  • Specialist advice for LLPs
  • Support from our friendly team of experts
  • Services to help your business grow

We love to see our customers' businesses boom, and we're here to make that happen for you too.

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Packages start from £84.99

It's quick and easy to get your Partnership up and running with our online registration process. We'll help you through all the steps so that you can get your new business started, and we'll be here to help you as you grow.

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Get access to ExclusiveServices

Starting your business is so much more than just registration. With Duport you can also get access to exclusive services and optional extras, from keeping your personal details off the public register, to setting up a free business account.

  • Service address

  • Domain services

  • Registered office

  • Accountancy services

  • Banking options

Popular FAQs

Still have questions? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions people ask about Limited Liability Partnerships

If you’re looking for a company structure with the prestige of a traditional Partnership, but want to limit the liability of Partners, then this could be the ideal structure for you.

You must have a minimum of 2 Members in order to register your Limited Liability Partnership.

Restrictions on who can be a Member (or Partner) in an LLP can be set by the LLP itself in its Members’ Agreement, which is set out during the registration process.

To register your LLP you will need to provide the following details:

  • As the person setting up the business, you will need to provide your:
    • Phone number
    • Email address
  • All Members will need to provide their:
    • Full name
    • Occupation
    • Current address
    • Date of birth
    • Nationality
    • Security question & answer
  • Your business name
  • The address of your business

If you want to keep your business address, or the addresses of any Members off the public register, you can use our Service Address and Registered Office Address services which are available as extras during your registration.

IDs of all Members will be checked electronically, but in some cases we may need to request further proof of ID or address.

LLPs need to have their own account for business finances.

If you register with Duport, you can get a free business account as part of the process.

LLPs have annual filing requirements with both Companies House and HMRC. These include:

  • Confirmation Statement
  • Self Assessment Tax Returns for all Members
  • Statutory Accounts
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss Account

If you don’t want to spend your time and energy keeping on top of all your financial and filing requirements, Duport have a range of Accountancy services that can manage it all for you.

If you are using a personal address as your Registered Office, or want to keep the addresses of Members private, then you can use Duport’s Service Address and Registered Office Address service to keep these details off the public register.

Yes, you can register from outside the UK, but you will need a UK Registered Office. If you don’t have a suitable address for this, you can use Duport’s Registered Office service.

You can cancel your order at any point. Refunds will only be issued if you have not accessed any of your purchased services.

Your right to a refund is waived if:

  • Your registration has been submitted to Companies House
  • OR
  • You have requested or viewed any digital ebooks or reports included in your purchase

Your initial registration is a one-off service. However you may order additional services that do need to be renewed annually. These can include:

  • Service Address and Registered Office Address services
  • Domain & hosting services
  • Accountancy services

Your Unique Taxpayer Reference or UTR is the number that HMRC uses to identify you as a self-employed person. It's what you will need to use to submit your Self Assessment Tax Return.

Need some help?

If you need a little advice on the best options for you, or have a question that's not in our FAQ, Duport's expert team are here to help. Give us a call during office hours or email us any time and we'll help you out.