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Is it illegal to claim to be a limited liability company?

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Is it illegal to claim to be a limited liability company when you're not, and what are the penalties?  The business is based in England.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome.

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By pretending to be a limited company it is potentially fraud. This is because a company is a distinct legal personality and therefore by pretending to be incorporated you are pretending to be an entity that does not exist.

The most appropriate way to deal with this is to make a complaint to trading standards - www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/

Kind regards

AJ
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