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Our Guide to the Role of a Company Shareholder

Guide to the role and responsibilities of a limited company shareholder.

A company shareholder is the owner or part-owner of a company.

A shareholder is not the same as a Director although the same person can be both.

If you are the owner of a small business, it is likely that you will be both a shareholder and a director.

Shareholders are not employees, just because they are shareholders, although a shareholder can be an employee.

If a Limited Company makes a profit, the shareholders may receive a Dividend, but this will be a decision of the Directors.

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Limited Companies

Companies House

Companies House is the home and registration place for all companies in England and Wales.
Companies House Link


The UK Government is building a substantial website of information for businesses:

Our Webpages:

Limited Company Formation

Setting Up A Limited Company

Shareholders' Guide

Directors' Guide

Director's Loan Account

Annual Accounts

Getting Paid from your Company

Limited Company Bookkeeping


Limited Company Taxes

Confirmation Statement

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