Companies House changes from 4th March 2024

16th February 2024

,Find out more about the upcoming Companies House changes from 4th March 2024 here.

 

 

Registered email addresses

One of the main changes from the 4th March 2024 are Companies House require all companies to provide a registered email address which will be collected within your companies next Confirmation Statement.

 

New companies will need to provide an email address when incorporating.

 

The email address provided will not be in the public domain, but Companies House will use it to communicate to companies.

 

 

Registered office addresses

Additionally, Companies House will be ensuring that the registered office address is ‘appropriate’. An ‘appropriate’ registered office address should be where any documents will be received and acknowledged by the appropriate people.

 

PO box addresses will no longer be considered ‘appropriate’ addresses and therefore cannot be used. Companies who currently use a PO box as their registered office address will need to ensure that these are changed by the 4th March 2024.

 

 

Other steps that Companies House will be taking from 4th March 2024:
  • Having greater powers to query information and request supporting evidence
  • Completing stronger checks on company names
  • New rules for registered office addresses
  • Implementing a requirement for all companies to confirm they’re forming the company for a lawful purpose when they incorporate, and to confirm its intended future activities will be lawful on their confirmation statement
  • Implementing the ability to annotate the register when information appears confusing or misleading
  • Taking steps to clean up the register, using data matching to identify and remove inaccurate information
  • Sharing data with other government departments and law enforcement agencies

 

 

Get In Touch

For more information or advice, contact your local Whitings LLP office today.

 

Disclaimer - All information in this post was correct at time of writing.
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