What are the company secretarial requirements for your firm? Here is some information we hope is helpful for companies registered with Companies House.

Appointing or Removing a Director – how do you tell Companies House?

If a company appoints or removes a company director, it is required to let Companies House know. Below is a guide explaining how do to this. 1. Complete the correct form The form used for…... More

What is “KYC”?

KYC stands for "Know Your Customer." It is a process that businesses and financial institutions use to verify the identity of their customers. The purpose of KYC is to prevent fraud, money laundering and other…... More

Navigating the Sea of Change: Companies House Updates for Directors

Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of business and corporate governance, staying informed about regulatory changes is crucial. Directors play a pivotal role in steering the ship of a company, and being aware of updates from…... More

What is share dilution?

Share dilution refers to the decrease in the ownership percentage of existing shareholders in a company when new shares are issued. This can occur for various reasons, and it typically has a dilutive effect on…... More

What is a Cap Table?

A cap table, short for "capitalization table", is a document that provides an overview of a company's equity ownership structure. It lists all the company's securities, such as ordinary shares, preferred shares, options, warrants, and…... More

What does “fully diluted share capital” mean?

Fully diluted share capital refers to the total number of shares that would be outstanding if all possible sources of conversion or exercise were utilized. In other words, it represents the maximum number of shares…... More

Why Do We Need a Register of Overseas Entities?

The principal objective of the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) is to provide greater transparency around UK property owned by overseas entities. An overseas entity is classed as a company or organisation who is governed…... More

What is the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022?

The UK government introduced the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 on 15th March 2022, which includes several new measures to help prevent money laundering in the UK. The Act enables the government to…... More

Who Qualifies for Going on the Register of Overseas Entities?

The Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) was introduced by the UK government on the 1st August 2022 to provide greater transparency about the beneficial owners of UK property and land. The ROE is operated by…... More

What is the Process for Registering on the Register of Overseas Entities?

Under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, overseas entities must register their beneficial owners on the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE). The register is operated by Companies House and failure to comply with…... More

What is the Definition of a ‘Beneficial Owner’?

A beneficial owner is a person or entity who enjoys benefits of ownership of a property or another type of asset. A beneficial owner can also be defined as an individual or an entity who…... More

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