UK Unlimited companies are those which are registered without any degree of limited liability which is commonly found amongst other types of incorporated businesses.
To the extent that its shareholders are protected, these kinds of company are more closely associated with a sole trader and partnership business which have unlimited liability. In these cases, the owner’s personal wealth is at stake in the event that the organisation is unable to discharge its debts.
The formation of private unlimited companies in the UK are extremely rare, as the primary attraction for most purchasers, the protection of outside assets, is not relevant with this type of business entity.
The reasons for wanting to incorporate such a company might be to benefit from the manner in which shares can be distributed and the continuance of the business should one owner retire or become deceased.