What is a Public Company Limited by Shares?

A UK public company limited by shares is the same as a Private Company Limited by Shares with one exception - in this type of company the shares can be offered for sale to the general public.

Shares in public companies are often quoted on exchanges such as the London Stock Exchange. 

To find out more about 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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