We have recently become aware of a company which has been hijacked by fraudsters, changing the details of their registered office address, leaving them vulnerable to further fraud. Currently, Companies House do not check the documents filed, leading to them dealing with 50 to 100 cases of identity fraud each month. So how do you … Continue reading Protecting Your Company from Corporate Identity Theft
The People of Significant Control (PSC) register is changing again. Since 26 June 2017, directors are required to update their PSC register at Companies House within 28 days of any change to keep their register ‘current’. However, this information will no longer be included in the confirmation statement, and companies are required to keep their … Continue reading Further changes to the PSC register
The Government’s drive to improve transparency of UK company ownership by putting a ban on corporate directors (subject to certain exceptions), has once again been put on hold. The provision introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, was originally due to come into force in October 2015, then October 2016, but has … Continue reading Further delay on Corporate Director ban
A registered office address is the official address of a limited company or LLP that is listed at Companies House. Companies House, H M Revenue and Customs and other relevant government bodies use this address to send company notices, letters and reminders, etc. However, it does not need to be the main place of business. … Continue reading What is a Registered Office?
What is the PSC Register? With effect from 6 April 2016, all UK Companies, Societates Europaeae (SEs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to identify and record the people who own or control their company. Companies, SEs and LLPs will need to keep a register of people with significant control (PSC), in addition … Continue reading What Is The PSC Register?
Confirmation Statement to Replace Annual Return From June 2016, the Annual Return is being replaced. Instead, companies will now file a ‘Confirmation Statement’ at least once a year. You need to ‘check and confirm’ the company information held by Companies House and let them know if there are any changes. There will be a fee … Continue reading Companies House Changes To Affect All UK Companies
We have recently become aware of a new scam targeting newly incorporated companies. A clients of ours contacted us after we incorporated a new company on their behalf, a few days later they received letter from the REGISTER OF COMPANIES AND BUSINESSES, this company implied a link to Companies House and were asking for a … Continue reading New Companies Targeted In Latest Scam
Companies and business names rules are changing Are you aware that on 31 January 2015 the regulations for company and business names changed? Fewer words are now regarded as ‘same as’ or ‘sensitive’, allowing directors more scope when naming their business. ‘SAME AS’ The words (and their Welsh equivalents) no longer regarded as the … Continue reading Companies and business names rules are changing