People with Significant Control

Stay compliant, not confused. Keep on top of your company’s PSC requirements with our online PSC Register.

All UK companies must maintain and store a Register of people with significant control (PSC) in the company. This PSC information should then be included in the company’s annual Confirmation Statement (which replaced the Annual Return from 30 June 2016).

Important: Failure to keep a PSC register is a criminal offence punishable by a fine and/or up to two years' imprisonment.

PSC Online Register

Complete and store your company’s PSC information today with our quick and simple online admin system. Once complete we’ll store your company’s PSC information and the history of any changes made in our online register.*

£19.99

PSC Online Register & Confirmation Statement

Complete and store your company’s PSC information and then give this information to Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies) with our Confirmation Statement (DIY) Service*. Confirmation Statement filing fee included.

£39.99

Hassle Free

The simple online form ensures all the correct information for each PSC is recorded properly, so you can complete the register in lightning fast time and update it easily.

Worry Free

Our secure system will protect your full date of birth from being available on the Companies House central public register, helping protect you from identity theft and fraud.

Paper Free

No papercuts and shuffling through endless files, it’s a convenient and environmentally friendly way to store your company information which you can access anywhere, at any time.

Who is a person with significant control?

As set out by the Government , this is anyone who:

  • owns more than 25% of the company’s shares
  • holds more than 25% of the company’s voting rights
  • holds the right to appoint or remove the majority of directors
  • has the right to, or actually exercises significant influence or control
  • holds the right to exercise or actually exercises significant control over a trust or company that meets one of the first 4 conditions.

For the overwhelming majority of people, your person/people with significant control will simply be your company shareholders. If you’re unsure of who your company’s PSCs are, call us on 0207 608 5500 and we’ll be able to advise you.

How the PSC Register and the Confirmation Statement (formerly known as the Annual Return) work together

  1. You keep and maintain a PSC Register made up of your PSC information
  2. Once a year you send this information to Companies House as part of the Confirmation Statement
  3. If any company information (including PSC information) changes, you can file an unlimited amount of extra Confirmation Statements for free within the year

Register of People with Significant Control FAQs

Why has the PSC Register been introduced?

To increase transparency in UK companies and combat issues such as money laundering. With the help of the Register, the UK Government can see who really owns / runs a company. It has been introduced as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

When does a company need to start keep a PSC Register?

Companies should have been keeping a register since 6 April 2016. But don’t worry, our services can get your company compliant quickly.

What information do I need to keep on the PSC Register?

For each PSC you will need to record the:

  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Service address
  • Residential address (not on the public register)
  • Country of residence
  • Nationality
  • Date the person became registrable
  • Nature of their control

What if a company's PSC information changes?

If there is an error or a company needs to add/remove a PSC, the company must update its own register straight away. If you’ve purchased our PSC Online Register, you can amend these details by logging in to your Company Formation Made Simple account. A company must also update Companies House when it next files a Confirmation Statement (formerly known as Annual Return).

What is the Confirmation Statement?

As of 30 June 2016 the Confirmation Statement has replaced the Annual Return. The Confirmation Statement includes a section dedicated to PSC, other than this, it includes the same information as the Annual Return. Your Confirmation Statement due date will take your current Annual Return due date.

*What is the renewal cost?

The yearly renewal cost for the PSC Online Register is £19.99. The yearly renewal cost for the PSC Online Register & Confirmation Statement is £39.99.

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