New powers for Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service is a government agency that provides services to those affected by financial distress or failure. The Insolvency Service operates as an executive agency of the Department of

Changing a company accounting date

There are special rules which limit the ability to change your company’s year end date. A company’s year end date is also known as its ‘accounting reference date’ and is historically set by reference

Record keeping for limited companies

Limited companies are required to hold a wide range of company and accounting records. This includes details of directors, shareholders, company secretaries and the results of any shareholder votes

Company information on signs and stationery

There are a number of requirements that must be taken care of when running a limited company. One of the lesser-known requirements concerns the use of signs, stationery and promotional material.

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Consider signing up to PROOF scheme

One of the services offered by Companies House helps combat fraud and protect your company from unauthorised changes to records. The free service is known as the protected online filing (PROOF) scheme

Changing accounting date

There are special rules in place which limit the ability to change a company’s year end date. A company’s year-end date is also known as its ‘accounting reference date’ and is historically set by

Companies House to pause strike off process

Companies House has announced that they have once again temporarily paused the voluntary and compulsory strike off processes. The hiatus is set to be in place for one month from 21 January until 21

Striking companies from Companies Register

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike off can be requested by a dormant or

New IPO search facility

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.

The IPO has launched

Responding to a court judgement

In today’s precarious business environment many companies are unable to pay their debts. If this happens, your creditors can ultimately apply to the court to get their debts paid. This can be done