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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 regist... Read More

Any property, cash and other asset owned by a company when it is dissolved automatically passes to the Crown as ownerless property. This process is known as 'bona vacantia' which literally means vacant goods. The bodies that deal with bona vacantia... Read More

A new one-stop service to register a company and register for tax at the same time has been used by more than 200,000 businesses since it was introduced. The introduction of the Streamlined Company Registration Service was announced as part of the S... Read More

As well as filing accounts with Companies House, there is a requirement to check that the information Companies House stores about your company is correct every year. This is facilitated by the filing of an annual company confirmation statement. The... Read More

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. Some properties are eligible for discounts from the local council on their business rates. This is... Read More

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 Financial... Read More

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 This may be because the limited company structure:no longer suits the needs of its owners, the business is no longer active, or the company is in... Read More

The Charity Commission has warned charities that the deadline for submitting the 2017 annual return is fast approaching. The deadline for charities with a standard 12-month accounting period is 31 October 2018. According to the Charity Commission, th... Read More

The register of People with Significant Control (PSC register) came into effect on 6 April 2016. The PSC register is used to identify and record the people who exert significant control over UK companies, often known as beneficial owners.A PSC is any... Read More

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike off can be requested by a dormant or non-trading company.A limited company can be close... Read More

There are a number of ways 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 acco... Read More

The final step in bringing a company to a legal end is when the company is dissolved. However, one if the important points to be aware of when doing so is that the dissolved company can no longer trade or otherwise deal with its assets. For example,&... Read More