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Limited companies are the most important form of business organisation within capitalist countries. Indeed, it is difficult to see how capitalism could have taken root so effectively without this particular vehicle for business activity. In this course, we identify the key features of the limited company that has made it such a successful form of business organisation. We also consider the way in which limited companies are financed and the restrictions that are placed on the owners' ability to withdraw their funds from the company.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the critical features of a company, notably its separate legal entity; the relationship between shareholders and directors; and limited liability
  • explain the main forms of share capital and loan capital associated with limited companies
  • explain the nature of rights issues and bonus issues of shares
  • identify the legal and practical restrictions that exist with regard to transferring funds to shareholders, including the payment of dividends

SAC Certificate

Accounts of Limited Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Limited Companies - An Overview

1.1 The Main Forms of Business Enterprise

1.2 The Legal Nature of a Limited Company

1.3 Shares, Shareholders and Directors

1.4 Liability of Shareholders

1.5 Types of Company

1.6 Formation of a Limited Company

1.7 Ownership of Companies

Section 2: Share Capital and Loan Capital

2.1 The Main Types of Share Capital

2.2 Share Premium

2.3 Ordinary Shares

2.4 Preference Shares

2.5 Raising Share Capital

2.6 Rights Issues

2.7 Bonus Shares

2.8 Long-Term Loans

Section 3: Reserves

3.1 Revenue Reserves

3.2 Capital Reserves

Section 4: Transferring Funds to Shareholders

4.1 The Need For Rules

4.2 Dividends

4.3 Redemption of Shares and Share Repurchase

4.4 Liquidation

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Limited companies are the most important form of business organisation within capitalist countries. Indeed, it is difficult to see how capitalism could have taken root so effectively without this particular vehicle for business activity. In this course, we identify the key features of the limited company that has made it such a successful form of business organisation. We also consider the way in which limited companies are financed and the restrictions that are placed on the owners' ability to withdraw their funds from the company.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the critical features of a company, notably its separate legal entity; the relationship between shareholders and directors; and limited liability
  • explain the main forms of share capital and loan capital associated with limited companies
  • explain the nature of rights issues and bonus issues of shares
  • identify the legal and practical restrictions that exist with regard to transferring funds to shareholders, including the payment of dividends

SAC Certificate

Accounts of Limited Companies (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Limited Companies - An Overview

1.1 The Main Forms of Business Enterprise

1.2 The Legal Nature of a Limited Company

1.3 Shares, Shareholders and Directors

1.4 Liability of Shareholders

1.5 Types of Company

1.6 Formation of a Limited Company

1.7 Ownership of Companies

Section 2: Share Capital and Loan Capital

2.1 The Main Types of Share Capital

2.2 Share Premium

2.3 Ordinary Shares

2.4 Preference Shares

2.5 Raising Share Capital

2.6 Rights Issues

2.7 Bonus Shares

2.8 Long-Term Loans

Section 3: Reserves

3.1 Revenue Reserves

3.2 Capital Reserves

Section 4: Transferring Funds to Shareholders

4.1 The Need For Rules

4.2 Dividends

4.3 Redemption of Shares and Share Repurchase

4.4 Liquidation

Summary

Review Activity

Recommended Reading

Tutor-marked Question Paper

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
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