What is the function of Companies House?
Companies House is the government body responsible for administrating company information in the UK. As a company owner, you will interact with the agency when you first form a company, submit accounts or your Confirmation Statement, or make changes to the data stored about your business.
What are the Articles and Memorandum of Association?
When you first register a new limited company, you need to provide (or adopt) Articles of Association, which act as the company’s ‘rule book’, together with an initial list of subscriber via a Memorandum of Association.
What is a Community Interest Company (CIC)?
A Community Interest Company (CIC) is an enterprise set up to make a profit for the benefit of the wider community. CICs first appeared in 2005.
Confirmation Statement – what is it, and how do I file one?
The UK tax authorities introduced new regulations on 30th June 2016 which introduced a new piece of paperwork for all businesses registered at Companies House to file. The new annual confirmation statement has replaced the annual return (Companies House form AR01) but does all the same things – just in a simpler way.
How to you set up a business ‘partnership’?
You may decide to set up a business with one or more other self-employed individuals. Here, we look at how you can form a partnership, how your new joint venture will be taxed, and how to protect the partners in case things go wrong.