Set up and register a limited liability partnership (LLP)

Checklist: setting up and registering an LLP

As well as registering your limited liability partnership (LLP) with Companies House, there are several other things that you need to do to put it on a proper legal footing and maintain its status. Make sure you:

  • send Companies House a completed and signed incorporation document - form LL IN01 - together with the appropriate filing fee
  • display your LLP's name on the outside of all its offices or other places of business
  • display your LLP's name on all its business stationery, including letters, invoices, receipts and cheques
  • show your LLP's place of registration, registered number and registered office address on all its business letters, order forms and electronic business communications
  • check that you have received a Certificate of Incorporation from Companies House
  • register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for VAT, PAYE or CIS if appropriate
  • make sure all partners are registered with HMRC for Self Assessment
  • send a Self Assessment tax return for the LLP to HMRC
  • send a set of accounts to Companies House every year
  • send Companies House an annual return - form LL AR01 - in order to keep your LLP's records up to date
  • inform Companies House of any changes to your LLP's membership, the personal details of its members or the address of its registered office

If the partnership has a website, it will need to show the partnership's name, registered office and geographic addresses, registered number, VAT number and the place of registration. It must also include an email address.

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