Status reports of all registered companies and businesses in Great Britain are held at Companies House, this is a government agency which comprises the offices of the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales and the Registrar of Companies for Scotland.
What a Status Report includes:
Status Reports for companies from Companies House comprise of:
- Documents delivered under the Company Act and related legislation.
- Documents detailing incorporation and liquidation of the company
- Any documents detailing financial status etc
What kind of company has a Status Report at Companies House?
- Public limited companies
- Private companies
Companies House hold Status Reports on over 1.7 million registered companies in the UK and their Directors.
Although private companies hold a Status Report at Companies House, they are not allowed to offer their shares to the public. Most private companies are limited by shares, therefore if the company is wound up, each shareholder will be responsible for its debts only up to the value of his shares.
There are a few companies, which hold Status Reports that are limited by guarantee, where the members agree to contribute a fixed amount if the company is wound up.
Companies House Status Reports also register branches of companies incorporated in other countries and European Economic Interest Groupings involving collaboration between companies in different Member States of the European Community.
Here are a few examples of some of the information held on a Company House Report:
- General Company Details
- Insolvency Details
- Disqualified Directors
- Mortgage Index
- Dissolved Companies
- Company Reports
- Company Directors' Details
Status Reports, filed since 1995, are available as images for downloading for your PC. Once downloaded, the images can be viewed, printed or manipulated like any other computer file.All companies file documents away at Companies House as Status Reports.
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