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One of the services offered by Companies House helps combat fraud and protect your company from unauthorised changes to records. The free service is known as the protected online filing (PROOF) scheme and means that any forms covered by PROOF can onl... Read More

There are special rules in place which limit the ability to change a company’s year end date. A company’s year-end date is also known as its ‘accounting reference date’ and is historically set by reference to the date the comp... Read More

Companies House has announced that they have once again temporarily paused the voluntary and compulsory strike off processes. The hiatus is set to be in place for one month from 21 January until 21 February 2021. When a company is struck off, the com... 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 clo... Read More

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.  The IPO has launched a new service that allows users to search fo... Read More

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.  The IPO has launched a new service that allows users to search fo... Read More

The government has unveiled three new consultations to help combat fraud by reforming the UK’s register of company information. This follows an announcement earlier this year that Companies House will be reformed to clamp-down on fraud and mone... Read More

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

In today’s precarious business environment many companies are unable to pay their debts. If this happens, your creditors can ultimately apply to the court to get their debts paid. This can be done either by getting a court judgement or making a... Read More

A recent investigation by the Insolvency Service has seen a husband and wife disqualified from being directors for a total of 17 years. The husband and wife team were directors of a company that provided conference and event organisation services acr... Read More

There are a number of reasons why you may decide to close your limited company. This could be because a limited company structure no longer suits your needs, your business is no longer active, or the company is insolvent. You will usually n... Read More

Company filing deadlines were extended for companies with filing deadlines between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021.  Companies House is warning of delays in postal submissions and have said it is taking much longer than usual to process paper doc... Read More