Set up and run a limited partnership

Last updated: 30 July 2020

A limited partnership must have at least one 'general partner' and one 'limited partner'. General and limited partners have different responsibilities and levels of liability for any debts the business cannot pay. This is different than an ordinary business partnership.

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  • choosing a name
  • business names
  • registering your address
  • partners' responsibilities
  • registering your limited partnership
  • becoming an authorised partnership
  • changes you must report
  • where to send forms

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