public limited company

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

public limited company
public limited company (PLC)
A company which has shares that can be purchased by the public and which has an authorised share capital of at least £50,000, with each of the company's shares being paid up at least as to one-quarter of the nominal value of the share and the whole of any premium on it. Not all PLCs are listed companies.
For further information, see the Companies House website.
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