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Foundations

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Establishment

  • Standard establishment of a foundation within 48 hours of receipt of these documents, and costs £100
  • 2 hour establishmenta foundation costs £250 **
  • A 'while you wait' service is available, and costs £500 ***

All establishments are subject to receipt of the correct fee.  A registration fee paid to the Department may not be refundable, whether or not the foundation is registered in accordance with the timeline specified.

** If the ifoundation documents are received by the Department before 2:30 on a business day, the foundation may be established within 2 hours of receipt of the documents

*** If the establishmentdocuments are received by the Department before 4pm on a business day, the foundation may be established while the person who presented the documents waits.

Annual returns

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £380
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £480
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £630

Change in foundation instrument

DescriptionFee
if filed on time £0
if filed after 1 month and 1 day to 3 months £100
if filed more than 3 months after the date the Return is made up to £250

Miscellaneous fees

DescriptionFee
Inspection of foundation instrument £12
Certificate of fact £50
Certificate of fact - within 3 hours £100
Certified copy of foundation instrument £1.50 per document
Continuance in £100
Continuance out £550
Winding up £0
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