Corporate Governance & Regulation

Limited Companies

Company directors and other eligible people such as company secretaries, people with significant control (PSC) and LLP members can apply to remove their personal addresses from the UK’s official company register on Companies House.

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Company directors, company secretaries, people with significant control (PSC) and LLP members can apply to remove their personal addresses from the UK’s official company register at Companies House.

Prior to the introduction of this law (in

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A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by:

five or fewer participators or
any number of participators who are also directors or
where more than half the assets of which would be distributed to five or fewer

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There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and storing company information and making company information

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Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) retain the flexibility of a partnership with the added advantage that a partners personal liability is limited. At least two members must be ‘designated members’ and the law places extra responsibilities on

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After the end of its financial year, a private limited company must prepare full annual accounts and a company tax return. The deadline for filing the first set of accounts with Companies House is 21 months after the date the company was registered

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The Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for money laundering by criminals and terrorists.
Many businesses are monitored by the

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There are a number of reasons why a limited company may be no longer required and can be shut down. This may be because the limited company structure:

no longer suits the needs of its owners,
the business is no longer active, or
the company is

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There are a number of way you can check if a company is in liquidation. This can include looking on the Companies House register. Companies House is responsible for maintaining a register of company information such as annual returns and annual

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