Companies and financial accounting
Companies and financial accounting

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Companies and financial accounting

1 Legal forms of business entity

Figure 2 provides an overview of the forms of business organisation differentiated in UK law. Legal forms of business entity may vary slightly between countries. However, in most countries there will be sole traders, partnerships, private limited companies and public limited companies.

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Figure 2 Different business organisations by reference to legal form

This course will introduce you to:

  • sole traders
  • partnerships
  • private limited companies and public limited companies.
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