Companies House Archive

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    Reporting Fraudulent Use of Address to Register a Company

    Although it is fairly rare we occasionally get phone calls and emails from people who have discovered that a company has been registered to their home address without their knowledge. Normally they find out when letters start arriving at their house addressed to a business...

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  • Company Formations by Month

    The Most Popular Months for Company Formations

    January is traditionally quite a busy month for company formation agents. Lots of people make a New Year’s Resolution to finally start that company they have been talking about for years. We therefore expect to have a bit of a rush of new Companies being...

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  • Reasons Company Accounts are Rejected

    Top 5 Reasons Why Company Accounts are Rejected

    Companies House have released figures showing that they now reject 11.1% of company accounts. Using the Companies House statistics for July 2012 that means over 300,000 companies have had their accounts rejected so far this year. If acceptable accounts are not received on time then...

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  • Prosecutions by Companies House

    Getting Away with it: Will Companies House Notice if You Fail to File Documents?

    Many people don’t realise that when they create a limited company they are taking on a range of duties which have to be completed every year. Many more people fail to realise that the penalty for not meeting these requirements is prosecution. On forming a...

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  • Dissolving companies and insolvency

    How do you dissolve a company?

    It is an unfortunate fact of life that about 1 in 3 new businesses fail in their first couple of years. This is part of the risk of starting your own business. It is something that you can learn from so that you don’t have...

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  • What is a ltd company

    What is a limited company?

    Depending on whose figures you believe there are anywhere between 1.3 and 2.5 million limited companies in the UK. This makes Limited Companies one of the most common ways to run a business. In fact there are several forms of limited companies. These include Public...

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  • Company Annual Returns and Annual Accounts

    What is a Dormant Company?

    Figures from Companies House show that about 18.5% of companies in Great Britain do not do any business all year. These are classed as Dormant Companies. A dormant company is defined as having no ‘significant accounting transactions’ during a financial year. Even though a company...

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  • Annual Accounts and Returns

    A Company is for Life not Just for Christmas

    As we discussed in our last blog post, the requirements around a limited company do not end once the company has been formed. As well as having the company’s statutory registers it is essential to keep a range of other documents up to date. Some...

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    Anger At Companies House Late Filing Penalties

    According to some reports, Companies House have received just over 1,700 complaints and appeals from limited companies hit by late filing penalties. Due to the recent heavy snowfall and problems with Royal Mail deliveries, company accounts and annual returns failed to reach Companies House by...

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  • Company-Formation-2010

    Company Formation Up 12% In November 2010

    Once again the Companies House registration statistics show that the number of Company Formations has risen in 2010. Even in the last months of this year, the figures look promising and show that we might finally be coming out of the recession with a healthy...

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