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  • December 4, 2023 by Admin

    Appointing Company Directors

    Once you have registered your company the next step in the company formation process is appointing your Company Officers. Company’s officers are appointed members of the company who are formally named as Company Director and Company Secretary in the Articles of Association.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Admin

    The Role of a Company Secretary

    Today, we are going to consider the roles and responsibilities of the Company Secretary. Historically, all limited companies must appoint a company secretary at the point of company formation. However, due to rules stipulated in The Companies Act, since April 2008, companies 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How Do I… Change my Company Secretary?

    Updated on 18/08/2014 A UK Limited Company can have multiple secretaries, although having a company secretary is no longer a legal requirement. To appoint a new secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit an AP03 form to Companies House. To resign a secretary after the company has been formed, you can submit […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What Is… A Company Authentication Code?

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 The company authentication code was introduced by Companies House to ensure that any instructions it received about making changes to a company had been given by authorised persons in the limited company. In the past, forms such as Form 287 (change of registered office) were sent to Companies House by bogus individuals. On […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    4 Ways to Grow Your Limited Company

    It may sound a little simplistic, but there are really only 4 fundamental ways to successfully grow your business.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is a SIC Code?

    When preparing an annual return for your limited company you will be asked for your company SIC Code(s). A SIC Code (UK Standard Industrial Classification Code) is simply a five-digit number that classifies your company’s principal business activity. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Understanding Due Dates for your Limited Company

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 Annual Accounts If filing the first set of accounts for your limited company the accounts must be delivered no later than 21 months from the date of incorporation. Therefore for a company formed on the 1st of January 2014 (which would therefore have an accounting reference date of 31st of January), the accounts […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is the SAIL Address?

    Last Updated: 21/08/2014 If you are a director of a Limited Company you may have come across the term SAIL address. So what is this? Well first off, nothing to do with a boat. The SAIL (Single Alternative Inspection Location) address is simply the location where company registers and records are kept if they’re not […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    A Tale of 2 Codes: Security Code; Authentication Code

    There seems to be some confusion surrounding Companies House web-filing. In particular, the difference between the security code and the authentication code. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    How to Register for Companies House WebFiling

    Once you have completed the company formation process with us your company is automatically registered for Companies House WebFiling. You, however, are not yet registered for WebFiling. 

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