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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    New Company Formation Rejection Reason: Undischarged Bankrupts

    On 8th June 2014, Companies House introduced a new system that will see company formations being rejected if the company includes a director who is an “Undischarged Bankrupt” – meaning that they’re going through the bankruptcy process. This is because undischarged bankrupts can not act as limited company directors. Now, Companies House will reject the […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How do I renew my Companies Made Simple Service?

    Companies Made Simple offer a range of services that are renewable after one year.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Who owns a limited company?

    One of the most common misconceptions about limited companies is that the director is the owner of the company – this is not the case. So if not the director, who?

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Company Formation Update: The S243 option

    We’re constantly looking at ways that we can improve our company formation process, making it easier for our customers to successfully set up their limited companies. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    The Registered Office: Your questions answered

    At Company Formation MadeSimple we get many queries regarding certain terms and phrasings, in particular, to do with the registered office; a limited company’s official address at Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies). In this post, we will look at and answer some of these common questions.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What are corporate appointments?

    All UK limited companies must have at least one director, one shareholder and one person with significant control (PSC). All these roles can be taken by one person, however – as well being able to appoint other people, you can also appoint other companies in roles too. These are called corporate appointments.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    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 […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Lauren Felstead

    What are the differences between a Director and a Shareholder?

    When incorporating a Limited by Shares company you will need a Director and a Shareholder. Both are pivotal to the general running of the company with the differences depending on the company type; Limited by Shares, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Limited by Guarantee. We know it can be confusing when setting up a company, […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    4 ways to protect your limited company from fraud

    Even if Halloween isn’t here, it’s understandable to be fearful – who knows what ghouls and ghosts lurk in the darkness? In this blog post, we’re looking at a far more realistic threat – company fraud. When it comes to business it always pays to be cautious. With that in mind, here are four ways […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What happens if I miss my Confirmation Statement or Annual Accounts deadline?

    All limited need to file a Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts on a yearly basis. Even if they’ve never traded. But what happens if you miss the deadline? In this blog post we look at the implications of filing your Confirmation Statement or Annual Account late (or failure to file at all).

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