CIMA has no policy on whether a practice should be incorporated or not. If members wish, they may set up a practice company instead of a partnership or acting as a sole trader.
Companies House offers guidance booklets setting out all of the requirements and procedures for setting up a company.
For company formation, go to the Yell.com website and search for 'company registration agents' which should bring up details of 60 or so companies that can help. Some offer off the shelf companies and some offer a company formation service. You can also look at websites and compare offerings before making contact.
When setting up as a limited company, members must ensure they go through the correct procedures with regard to the Business Names Act 1985, registering for VAT with the Inland Revenue and checking with Companies House etc
Please visit our creation and winding up of companies page for more information.