Category Archives: Annual returns

Changing your company’s SIC code

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The Standard Industrial Classification Code – also known as the SIC Code – is a 6-digit number that outlines the industry that a limited company operates in. In this post we’ll look at how you can change your company’s existing SIC Code. Continue reading

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How do I change a shareholder’s personal information?

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Changing your shareholder information is not quite as simple as changing director information (where an online CH01 form can be filed in a matter of seconds) – but it’s still quite simple. In this post we’ll look at how you can do this. Continue reading

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How can I change my SIC code (Standard Industrial Classification code)?

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The SIC code is a 5-digit code that defines the industry or industries that your limited company is operating in. It used to be that you first selected an SIC code when filing a confirmation statement (previously known as the annual return), but now entrepreneurs-to-be must provide a code when forming their limited company. This is likely to cause an increase in the amount of people who want to change their SIC code. In this post we’ll look at how you can do this. Continue reading

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

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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. In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about PSC, the Confirmation Statement and the services that we offer to help you stay compliant. Continue reading

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How Can I Make My Company Dormant?

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You’ve found a company name you like and so naturally you want to prevent anyone else from taking it before you’re ready to get your business up and running. This brings us to one of the most common queries we receive on customer service; “How can I make my company dormant?” Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Structure for Your Business: Limited Company or Sole Trader?

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The two most popular business structures in the UK are Limited Companies and Sole Traders. In this post we’re going to look at the two and highlight some of the pros and cons of each. Continue reading

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Annual Return and Annual Account due dates explained – infographic

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As soon as your limited company has been formed you are given an Accounting Reference Date along with due dates for your company’s Annual Return and Annual Accounts. But where do these dates come from? Are they just plucked from thin air or is there some logic behind it? Our infographic explains your company’s due dates and explains why it’s so important that you don’t miss them… even if your company isn’t trading. Continue reading

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