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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).

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.

Can a company change the SIC Code?

Yes it can. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code is a five digit number that categorises a company’s nature of business.

Do I need to use my Director’s Middle Name?

When appointing a limited company director Companies House request your director’s 'Full forename(s)' and 'Surname'. If you wish you can withhold the middle name.

What is the “Return of Allotment of Shares”?

The “Return of Allotment of Shares” is the process of adding new shares into a company. For example, a company formed with 1 share can complete a “Return of Allotment of Shares” (also known as the SH01 form) and increase the number of shares to a new amount.

Backdating Director Appointments: How it works

When you appoint a director with Companies House (via the AP01 form of via our system) you are able to backdate the appointment. This is because Companies House take appointments “on good faith”.

What to expect when you form a company

You’ve had the dream and taken the plunge to set up a limited company, but what next? First of all, well done on deciding to start your own business - you’ve made a courageous decision in taking the first steps of your business venture!

Update to the Confirmation Statement: SIC Code change

When forming your limited company you will have noticed the Standard Industrial Classification code (or SIC code), which represents the type of business or industry your business identifies with. This is also part of the information that makes up the Confirmation Statement, the annual filing obligation required by Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies).

A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

During the limited company formation process you need to provide a number of different addresses: Registered office Shareholder address Person with significant control address Director’s service address Director’s residential address In this post we’re going to concentrate on the final address is this list; the director’s residential address. Whilst this is clearly where the director lives, there are still some important things that you should know about the address.

8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is - but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one?

Where’s my certificate of incorporation?

All of our company formation packages include a digital copy of the company’s certificate of incorporation (plus some of them include a hard copy of the certificate). In this post we’re going to look at how you can download your certificate as soon as your company has been formed.

Everything you need to know about ‘People with Significant Control (PSC)’ and the Confirmation Statement

Since April 2016 all UK limited companies and limited liability partnerships should be keeping a Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) in the company. This information should then be included in the Confirmation Statement - which has now replaced the Annual Return.

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