|The information provided on this website is intended for current or prospective company directors and secretaries as well as accountants and agents who are involved in the management and administration of a UK incorporated company.
The main functions of Companies House
The main functions of Companies House are to:
- incorporate and dissolve limited companies (company formation);
- examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and
- make this information available to the public.
The Registrar of Companies
The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, and Chief Executive of Companies House is Claire Clancy. Her office is based at Companies House in Cardiff.
The Registrar of Companies for Scotland is Jim Henderson and his office is based in Edinburgh.
There is also an Information Centre in London.
|Here are some usefull resources...
HIPS - Resource for ordering Home Information Packs HIPs and Energy Performance Certificates EPC in the UK.
Companies House - UK Government agency responsible for the incorporation of companies and the filing and publishing of company records.
HM Revenue & Customs - The new government agency incorporating the functions of the Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise.
Business Link - a great resource for individuals looking for all kind of business related help in the UK.
Department of Trade & Industry - Government department to promote prosperity, fairness and innovation in British Business both here and abroad.
Patent Office - Registrar of patents, trademarks and design registrations in the UK.
Home Office - UK goverment department responsible for crime and the regulation of entry and settlement in the UK.
Department of Work and Pensions - Responsible for the Government's welfare reform agenda.
Privy Council - The Privy Council regulate the affiars of a number of chartered bodies and statutory regulatory bodies in the UK.
Welsh Development Agency - Business finance and support in Wales.
Opportunity Wales - A non-profit partnership supporting the development of eCommerce in small and
Business Eye -
A free, impartial information service for Wales created to find the answers to
your business questions.
ELWA - Provides information relating to post-16 education and training in
Wales for individuals, businesses, communities and learning and research
<<<<< NEWS >>>>>>
Company Law Reform White Paper published
The Company Law Reform White Paper and a Small Business Summary were published on 17 March 2005 and are available at www.dti.gov.uk/cld/review.htm
The United Kingdom has enjoyed a system of company registration since 1844. Today, company registration matters are dealt with in law, by the Companies Act 1985 and the updating legislation contained in the Companies Act 1989.
All limited companies in the UK are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. There are more than 1.8 million limited companies registered in Great Britain, and more than 300,000 new companies are incorporated each year.