Role of Companies House
Companies House is a large Executive Agency that is part of the Department of Trade. Companies House aim to satisfy customer needs and regulatory obligations with economical, efficient and quality services. With records of 1.7 million live and 2.6 million dissolved companies on their database, they aim to become one of the best public sector organisations for customers to deal with.
Companies House Locations
Companies House have three main locations within the UK. They have headquarters in Cardiff and an office in London. There is also a registrar for Scotland in Edinburgh.
Companies House - The Information Registrar
There are many benefits for a company to adopting a limited liability status, these include:
- The personal risk of the founders are reduced
- Provides an incentive to trade and commerce
In return, Companies House expect the companies to file certain information about themselves with them.
The documents that companies are expected to file at Companies House are called Companies House Documents, and there are many different types. Companies House provides and registers these documents which deal with incorporation and appointments of directors and secretaries through to insolvency and bankruptcy.
Some documents need to be filed at Companies House at regular intervals, these include Annual Accounts and Returns. Companies House require all documents to be received within a certain time period, failure to do so would result in penalties against the companies.
Source - www.companieshouse.gov.uk
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