What is a Private Company Limited by Shares?
A company that has had shares issued but whose shares are not for sale to the general public.
In a UK private company limited by shares, the liability of a shareholder is limited to the amount unpaid on their shares. In other words if a director or shareholder holds 1 share with a value of £1 their financial liability would be £1.
For a more detailed view of the characteristics of the different types of company that can be formed in the UK take a look at our Basics of Business™ blog article.
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