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Companies House updates - don't get caught on the hop

Yesterday brought another update from Companies House indicating that it is aiming to implement various measures under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) on 4 March.

This would be a timely moment to:

  • check that your company doesn’t use a PO Box as its registered office – if so, you will need to update this
  • think about a suitable email address to share with Companies House as a point of contact (it’s reassuring that Companies House has confirmed that this registered email address will not be available on the public register)
  • note that if you will shortly be incorporating a new company, you will need to make a lawful purpose statement, confirming that you are forming the company for a lawful purpose
  • equally, note that if you will shortly be filing your annual confirmation statement, you will also need to make a lawful purpose statement, confirming as part of the submission that your company’s intended future activities are lawful

As always, do get in touch if we can be of assistance by contacting me or your usual Stevens & Bolton contact.

We're aiming to introduce the first set of changes on 4 March 2024. The introduction of these changes needs secondary legislation so this date is still dependent on parliamentary timetables.


corporate, eccta