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Can I change my Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code?

Yes you can. The Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code is a 6 alphanumeric code that Companies House provide upon company registration (if we registered your company, you can find this by logging in and then clicking on your company name).

I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

The Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been registered, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation.

How do I let Companies House know that a Share Transfer has taken place?

The only way to notify Companies House about a change in your limited company’s shareholding situation is to file a confirmation statement. Whilst the J30 stock transfer form/s should be completed and kept when the transfers take place, the confirmation statement is the actual method used to let Companies House know about the change.

Making a Corporate Appointment: Governing Law and Legal Form

When forming a limited company it’s possible to have another company acting as any of the following: director, shareholder, person with significant control (PSC), and secretary. These are called ‘corporate appointments’.

How many people do I need to form a company?

Are you in the process of becoming a ltd company? It's worth knowing that you can register a UK limited by shares company with just one person.

3 Reasons Why Company Formation Applications Get Rejected

Registering a limited company is extremely simple. However, sometimes applications are rejected by Companies House (don’t worry; if you are forming with us you can resubmit the application for no extra charge).

What is the Companies House PROOF service?

Last Updated: 25/03/2021 The PROOF (PROtected Online Filing) scheme is a free service provided by Companies House that helps protect your company from fraud. Registering your company for PROOF means that Companies House stop accepting paper forms (appointment changes, change of registered office, company name change etc) for your company.

Changing your Registered Office without the Webfiling Authentication Code

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can now manage all your company filing (officer appointments, confirmation statement, updating the registered office and much more) online. This is all enabled by a code known as the Webfiling Authentication Code (WAC) that is provided straight after a company has been formed.

Shareholders and Subscribers: What’s the difference?

A short one for you all today: What’s the difference between a shareholder and a subscriber? Well there’s not much difference at all.

What’s the difference between a Confirmation Statement and an Annual Account?

Undoubtedly one of the most common queries that we get here at Company Formation MadeSimple is about what the difference between two very important filing obligations are for a limited company. These are Confirmation Statements and Annual Accounts.

Company Formation Process: What is a Section 243 Exemption?

The “Section 243 Exemption” is a term you will come across when appointing a limited company director via the AP01 form (online or through paper documentation). A 243 exemption means the proposed director’s residential address will not be disclosed to any credit reference agencies.

The Companies House status says my company is ‘Active’ – what does this mean?

When you form a limited company your company is placed on the Companies House register (Companies House are the UK’s registrar of companies). In this post we’re going to look at the ‘Status’ field on the register and explain why your company may have an ‘Active’ status.

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