Companies House Changes and Fee Increases :-(

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Companies House Changes and Fee Increases :-(

Companies House has announced a series of changes to regulations and also increases to all their fees.

The fee increases will apply from 1 May 2024; amongst others, these are:

Annual Confirmation Statement, increase from £13 to £34

Fee for changing the name of a company, from £8 to £20

Fee for applying to remove a company from the Register, from £10 to £33

The Company Law Regulations which are applicable from 4th March are given below.

The major immediate change that will be seen is on Confirmation Statements where all companies are required to supply a registered email address.

We are proposing that this email address, where we manage the filing of the form on your behalf, should be our generic email address

• Greater powers to query information and request supporting evidence;

• Stronger checks on company names;

• New rules for registered office addresses (all companies must have an appropriate address at all times – they will not be able to use a PO Box as their registered office address);

• A requirement for all companies to supply a registered email address;

• A requirement for subscribers to confirm they’re forming a company for a lawful purpose when they incorporate, and for a company to confirm its intended future activities will be lawful on its confirmation statement;

• Greater powers to tackle and remove factually inaccurate information; and

• The ability to share data with other government departments and law enforcement agencies

Further changes are planned as Companies House intends to combat Internet fraud and require greater detail and more information regarding every company. There are also changes planned for the format of accounts.

If you have any queries relating to these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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