Can a limited company trade without issuing shares?


My name is Harrison, and I’m setting up a company. Or, trying to, at least. I’m doing this all by myself, and so I was wanting to know whether I actually had to issue shares in my company. There doesn’t really seem to be a point when I’m the only person involved in the company anyway, right?



A limited company does not have to issue shares if it is set up as a company limited by guarantee - this type of company does not have any shares or shareholders.

If you want to register a company limited by shares, however, you must issue at least one share in the company. If the company has more than one shareholder, you must issue a minimum of one share per shareholder.

2 years ago

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