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>A service like www.companiesmadesimple.com (aff.) will make the incorporation process easy. It usually takes up to three business hours.

Yeah, better do it yourself. I'm from Germany and I set up a LTD directly with Companies House myself. It's really (I mean really really) straight forward and they even accept PayPal to pay the 15 GBP fee. It took me ~20 minutes and the company was incorporated the next day.

Those formation companies usually just are an unnecessary middleman.

The formation companies are a left over from when it was quite hard

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