Changes to UK company law
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act received royal assent on 26 October 2023.
The act gives Companies House the power to play a more significant role in tackling economic crime and supporting economic growth. Over time, the measures will lead to improved transparency and more accurate and trusted information on our registers.
There’ll be new responsibilities for:
- all new and existing company directors
- people with significant control of a company (PSCs)
- anyone who files on behalf of a company
Find out what’s changing for you and your company, so you can take action at the right time.
The act will lead to improved transparency and more accurate and trusted information on our registers, driving confidence in the UK economy.
An overview of the changes introduced by the act.
Find out about powers to query and challenge information, new objectives for the registrar, and new rules for registered office addresses.
Anyone setting up, running, owning or controlling a company in the UK will need to verify their identity.
The way you file your annual accounts is changing, including the introduction of software-only filing.
The way you file your confirmation statement is changing, including the introduction of a registered email address.
Some of our fees will be increasing in 2024.
The act introduces measures to prevent abuse of personal information held on the Companies House register.
Read about the Register of Overseas Entities and how it’s an important part of the government’s strategy to tackle economic crime.