Limited Company Name Change
Companies are allowed to change their names registered with Companies House. Completed company name change form, signed special resolution and your amended Memorandum and Articles of Associations must be sent to Companies House for approval in order for the change of name to be official.
There are two types of company name change services, the same day service and standard service. The standard service will normally takes 5 days to completion. Concise Accountancy offers same day name change service as well as standard company name change service. Our professional accountant will prepare the required documents and forms for Companies House for you.
A private Ltd company must have a minimum of one person as director. The director can also be the shareholder of the company. Companies may appoint corporate director in addition to a person director. Appointment of corporate director only is not allowed.
Active directors have the responsibilities to ensure relevant forms are filed to Companies House if there are changes to directorship. Form AP01 must be filed for new director appointment and AP02 for taking on new corporate director.
For removal or director resignation, Form TM01 must be filed.
Effective 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 state the appointment of company secretary is optional for private limited companies. Appointment of company secretary for public companies remained compulsory and the person must have the minimum academic qualification and experience as spelled out in the company law.
Form AP03 for appointment of person secretary and AP04 for appointment of corporate secretary and Form TM02 for removal or resignation of company secretary are required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies if changes secretary occurred.
Companies are required to file annual return with Companies House on every anniversary of their incorporation. Form AR01 and appropriate statutory fee must reach Companies House within 28 days.
Your company will be strike off from Companies House register if failed to file annual return within the statutory dateline. The directors can be prosecuted and be fined under the company law.
The law requires companies to file their statutory accounts with Companies House within the period allowed for filing. The accounts are to be filed must be in compliant with the Companies Act 2006 and prepared according to applicable UK accounting standards or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) whichever standards your company opt for.
There is late filing penalty if failed to file your accounts on time. The fines are from £150 to £1500 depending whether you are private companies or public companies and also how late the accounts are filed.
Concise Accountancy offers fixed fee accounts packages to small Ltd companies. Fixed fee accounting services include taking care of your company accounts and corporation tax return for you. Our services include submission of your accounts and tax return to relevant UK governmental bodies for you.
The information filed with the Registrar of Companies including those mentioned above are for public inspection.
Company Filing Services
Concise Accountancy provides legal company filing services to companies. Our services include company name change, completion of annual return, appointment of company director and company secretary and any other legal filing required by the company law.
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