Category Archives: Companies House

4 ways to protect your limited company from fraud

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With Halloween here, it’s understandable if you’re a little more fearful than normal. After all, who knows what ghouls and ghosts lurk in the darkness? However, 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 you can protect your limited company from the all-too-real threat of fraudsters and other unscrupulous types. Ignore at your peril… Continue reading

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Where’s my WebFiling Authentication Code?

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The Webfiling Authentication Code is a six alphanumeric code that enables you to make online updates to your company, through both our system and the Companies House system. With it you can; appoint a new director, resign a current one, change the registered office, add brand new shares, change your accounting reference date – and much more. Think of it like your company’s online signature. But how do find your company’s WebFiling Authentication Code? Continue reading

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A quick guide to the Director’s Residential Address

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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. Let’s get started. Continue reading

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What are corporate appointments?

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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. Continue reading

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I’ve formed a company, why am I now getting all this mail?

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After forming a UK limited company you may notice that you start receiving mail at your registered office. Some of this is warranted; important mail from government bodies such as Companies House and HM Revenue & Customs for example. But some of it may be sales orientated or even fraudulent. So why does this occur? Continue reading

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The service address explained

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When appointing a director for a limited company you will have to provide a service address. In this post we’re going to explain what the service address is, the difference between the service address and the registered office, and how to go about changing the service address. Continue reading

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How to use your online admin portal

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After you’ve formed your company with us it’s automatically placed on our post company formation admin portal. From here you can view and update various company information, including registered office and director information. In this post we’re going to demonstrate how you can take full advantage of the online admin portal. Continue reading

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