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Changing business ownership

If your business changes ownership there are different processes and organisations you must notify depending on your business structure.

Change of ownership of a sole trader or partnership

To transfer ownership of a sole trader or partnership business complete the application for a change in ownership with no share capital.

The form can be completed by the old or new owner but must be signed by both parties.

Once completed your form can be emailed to the Business Hub or send by post.

If less than 60% of the new ownership has a residential or employment status of entitled, entitled for work or licensed, you must wait for us to approve your application before confirming the new ownership.

Change of ownership of a limited company

To transfer ownership of a limited company complete the application for a significant change in ownership of a company with share capital.

The form can be completed by the old or new owner but must be signed by both parties.

Once completed your form can be emailed to the Business Hub or send by post.

If less than 60% of the new shareholders have a residential or employment status of entitled, entitled for work or licensed, you must wait for us to approve your application before confirming the new ownership.

You may also need to notify the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) of certain changes including your company's beneficial owners and controllers. Visit associated parties for local businesses on JFSC website for more information.

Start a new business

If you're setting up a new business, you may need a business licence to operate in Jersey.

Starting up a new business

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