Changes to Companies House requirements

The confirmation statement replaces the annual return As they did with the annual return, every UK company will need to file a confirmation statement at least once a year. While Companies House will still charge an annual fee (£13 for online filing and £40 for paper filing) for submitting a confirmation statement, companies can file […]


Important changes for Limited Companies and LLPs

Under the new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, January 2016 will see a change in company law with the aim of increasing accountability through transparency of corporate ownership, structure and control. Companies will be required to maintain a register from that date containing specified particulars of any person with ‘significant control’ over the company, […]


Important changes for Limited Companies and LLPs

Under the new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, January 2016 will see a change in company law with the aim of increasing accountability through transparency of corporate ownership, structure and control. Companies will be required to maintain a register from that date containing specified particulars of any person with ‘significant control’ over the company, […]


Choosing a company secretary

Compliance for private limited companies in the UK means ensuring that the business is trading lawfully with all the many rules and regulations being adhered to. In the past, the person responsible for this role was clear cut: every private limited company was obliged to have a company secretary. However, in 2008 the law changed […]


Limited Co vs Sole Trader, the pros and cons (Video)

Nicola Padden, Partner at Westbury Accountants in London shares the pros and cons of both limited companies and sole traders.  For further details, you can read a previous blog that we have written, Limited Company vs. Sole Trader – the Pros and Cons. Nicola Padden – Partner Westbury Accountants and Business Advisors is an accountancy […]


New Systems, New Problems

1 October 2009 saw the implementation of the final stages of the 2006 Companies Act.  Heralded as one of the largest statutes on record, the changes to company law have been gradually introduced over the last 2 years and 1 October was the final stage. These most recent changes are perhaps the most radical, updating […]


Directors – Protect your home address

1st October 2009 saw a number of major changes within the Companies Act.One such change was the introduction of a Service Address for Directors. Effectively, for every directorship held, a Director must provide Companies House with details of their usual residential address, as well as details for their, recently introduced, ‘service address’. If a Director […]


Companies House mandatory e-filing

Companies House have announced that most of its services will be online by March 2013. Apart from electronic submissions for all company formations and other incorporations and for filing of annual returns and accounts will be mandatory although they do state that smaller entities initially will be exempted. Obviously, this move to digital management of […]