The Companies Act places strict obligations on companies to submit the required documents according to stringent deadlines. Not adhering to these guidelines can potentially lead to prosecution and fines for both the company and company officers. The Companies Act 2006 introduced a large number of changes and reforms when it was implemented over 10 years ago. There has also been a number of changes to the legislation since then with other reforms introduced such as the recent ones in January 2016 where the annual return was replaced with a confirmation statement and this now includes reporting of individuals with significant control and influence. At the same time they also introduced changes to deadlines for filing a number of the documents as well. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house
We can help ensure that you adhere to these requirements and deadlines and will guide you through the processes required in order to keep your company records up to date. Many company owners and company officers do not have the necessary understanding or skills required in order to ensure they comply with the Companies Act requirements and this is where we can step in and help.
Our Company Secretarial services include:
Preparation and filing of annual confirmation statements (formerly known as annual return) to Companies House
Preparation of minutes and resolutions in order to make changes to the company's share capital and structure
Provision of company formation services for those looking to form a new company to operate their business through.
Assistance with variation of company shares and class structure and preparation and submission to Companies House of the necessary papers.
Advice on company structure and officer appointments for businesses for operations and for potential exit strategies.
Advice on how your company structure can influence the amount of tax you pay.
Assistance with the dissolution and cessation of Companies when they have ceased to trade and come to the end of their usefulness