Companies House

Changes to Companies House register protocols

Following a government consultation on corporate transparency, Companies House has stopped removing dissolved records from Companies House service (CHS). Additionally, dissolved records since 2010 will be put back onto CHS from January 2021. Companies House said: “Before the change, records of dissolved companies on CHS were removed after six years following dissolution. These dissolved records are currently available for 20

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Clamp down on fraud prompts reforms at Companies House

Companies House will be reformed to clamp down on fraud and money laundering, with directors unable to be appointed until their identity has been verified. The changes announced by the government aim to increase the reliability of the data showing who is behind each company. This will mean that businesses will have greater assurance when they are entering transactions with

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Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process

The process for companies that have applied to be struck off the register will resumed on 10 September following changes to temporary measures announced in April 2020. The coronavirus outbreak forced Companies House to suspend all strike off activity to relieve the burden on businesses and to protect creditors and other interested parties who may have had difficulties in registering

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Late filing penalties: advice updated

Companies House has issued updated advice on how a late filing penalty (LFP) will be imposed if a company’s accounts are not filed on time, and explains how you can appeal against an LFP. For details go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/late-filing-penalties

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Companies House announces three-month extension to filing of accounts

If the coronavirus outbreak has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts, you can apply for a three-month extension, Companies House has said (see https://tinyurl.com/v68pmke for details). A spokesman for Companies House said: “We have decided to close our contact centre to protect the welfare of our employees. If you need to contact us, please

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