Disclosing information about your business


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These regulations are about the information companies must supply to the official register, so it is easily available for potential creditors, customers and suppliers.

You can find the regulations that relate to Disclosing information about your business below to the left.

The Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Includes the Marine Management Organisation in Schedule 1 of the Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009

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The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Section 413) Regulations 2009

Corrects a cross-reference in Section 413(8) of the Companies Act which relates to disclosures in the notes to banking company accounts of advances, credits and guarantees that benefit directors.

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The Companies House Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2009

Increases the assets and liabilities of the Companies House Trading Fund.

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The Limited Partnerships (Forms) Rules 2009

Amends the form for LLPs who have a confidentiality order and need to notify Companies House of their residential address. This ensures the information will be held in a secure register.

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The Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Specifies the conditions for disclosure of directors’ usual residential address.

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The Companies (Company Records) Regulations 2008

Specifies legislation relating to the inspection and provision of company records.

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The Companies (Particulars of Company Charges) Regulations 2008

Sets out information to be provided to the Registrar of Companies on the registration of a company charge.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Amends form 363a to reflect amendments to shareholder information required in the annual return.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Replaces specified forms that are submitted to the Registrar in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Companies (Late Filing Penalties) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Periods and Late Filing Penalties) Regulations 2008

Sets the penalties for late filing of accounts and reports.

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The Companies (Disclosure of Auditor Remuneration and Liability Limitation Agreements) Regulations 2008

Requires companies to disclose fees receivable by their auditors and their auditors’ associates’ and also to disclose liability limitation agreements that they make with their auditors.

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The Companies (Registrar, Languages and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2006

Specifies the disclosure requirements for certain types of companies including electronic signature.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2005

Amends forms to take account of the abolition of stamp duty.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2003

Specifies form for public companies who purchase their own shares.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms) Regulations 2003

Allows specified forms to be provided to the Registrar in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Limited Liability Partnerships (Welsh Language Forms) Regulations 2003

Allows Limited Liability Partnerships to provide specified forms to the Registrar in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Designated Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2002

Allows the National Lottery Commission to disclose information to the National Audit office.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

Allows a director who has obtained a Confidentiality Order to notify Companies House of their usual residential address and of a change to that address.

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The Limited Liability Partnerships (Forms) Regulations 2002

Allows a member of a limited liability partnership who has obtained a Confidentiality Order to notify Companies House of their usual residential address and of a change to that address.

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The Limited Liability Partnerships (Welsh Language Forms) Regulations 2001

Allows Limited Liability Partnerships to provide specified forms to the Registrar in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Limited Liability Partnerships (Forms) Regulations 2001

Sets out the prescribed particulars in the forms for Limited Liability Partnerships.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999

Allows return for allotment of shares to be provided in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Allows return for allotment of shares, termination of appointment of directors and annual return to be provided in Welsh if the company’s registered office is in Wales.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Amends forms relating to allocation of shares and revokes others.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms and Documents) Regulations 1996

Provides a form, in Welsh, for company’s with a registered office in Wales to change their accounting reference dates.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

New Form used when changing companies’ accounting reference dates. Revokes other forms.

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The Companies (Forms) (No. 2) Regulations 1995

Provision for directors of a non-trading private company to apply for striking off the register with effect from 1st July 1995

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Prescribes amended forms for the purposes of the provisions of the Companies Act 1985 with effect from 1st April 1995

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms and Document) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Regulations prescribe the following new forms which are in Welsh as well as in English: first directors and secretary; compliance; change of a company’s registered office address, appointment and resignation of directors and secretaries and annual returns. Revoked previous forms with effect from 1st April 1996.

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The Companies (Welsh Language Forms and Documents) Regulations 1994

Forms may be filled out in Welsh without an accompanying certified English translation where a company’s memorandum states that its registered office is to be situated in Wales.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1992

Prescribes amended forms for the registration of branches of overseas companies.

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The Companies (Forms) (No.2) Regulations 1991

Avoids the need to amend the forms every time the registration fee is altered and permit the additional annual return forms to be used for the purpose of notifying certain information and changes.

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The Companies (Forms) Regulations 1991

Enables companies to use annual return form 363s, to register their debenture holders/or change the place where a duplicate register is held.

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The Companies (Forms Amendment No. 2 and Company’s Type and Principal Business Activities) Regulations 1990

Requirements to give directors’ dates of birth for certain purposes.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1990

Prescribes forms or substitute forms between Companies Acts1985 and 1989.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1988

New form, that takes account of the repeal of section 47(1) of the Finance Act 1973.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1987

Prescribes Forms which deal with stamp duty and an alteration in a company’s accounting reference date for insolvency purposes.

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The Companies (Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1986

Revokes certain provisions in the Companies (Forms) Regulations 1985 relating to receivers or to receivers and managers.

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30 responses to Disclosing information about your business

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    Turcan Connell said on February 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Scottish charitable companies are currently affected by the following legislation regarding the disclosures they must make in their communications:-

    1. The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008;
    2. The Charities References in Documents (Scotland) Regulations 2007; and
    3. The Companies Act 1989, section 112.

    Section 112(6) of the 1989 Act requires charitable companies whose names do not include the word ‘charity’ or ‘charitable’ to state their charitable status on a range of documents, including on cheques signed by or on behalf of the company. Failure to do so is not only an offence but also results in the cheque signatory becoming personally liable for the sum due under the cheque if it is not paid by the company.

    However, the requirements of this section are not well known. They are also out of line with the requirements under charity law which impose the same rule but specifically exclude cheques from the list of documents on which this statement must be made.

    Given the significant overlap (and conflict) between the charity law regulations and section 112, it would be sensible for section 112 to be repealed as it is unhelpful for two sets of rules to exist in different places which serve the same purpose but have slight differences. In our opinion, Scottish charitable companies are sufficiently provided for by the charity law regulations and section 112 is therefore no longer necessary: aside from cheques, the charity law regulations are otherwise much wider and apply to a more extensive list of documents than those listed under section 112. The matter of whether cheques ought specifically to disclose charitable status was considered when the charity law regulations were last reviewed in 2008 and the 2008 conclusions ought to supersede the conclusions reached in 1989. The penalties imposed for non-compliance with section 112(6) are also, in our view, too severe, as it will be clear from the printed account name on a cheque that it is an organisation rather than an individual which is issuing the cheque, and, as with any other (non-charitable) company, it ought therefore to be the company alone which is held liable for that cheque rather than the cheque signatory.

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