Changes to the Annual Return: Confirmation Statement

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From 30 June 2016 the annual return is being replaced with what has been named a ‘Confirmation Statement’.

The Confirmation Statement will need to be filed annually, in a similar fashion to the old Annual Return. The standard information will be required:

The registered office

The Directors and Company Secretary (if any)

Where the company keeps its records if it uses a single alternative inspection location

The company’s principal business activity

A statement of capital, unless there have been no changes

Whether the company is a traded company

The Shareholders, unless there have been no changes

However, there are some new additional pieces of information that will have to be included on the Confirmation Statement:

Details of company registers in relation to People with Significant Control (PSC) (please link to our web post on this)

Whether the Company has opted to use the Central Register

The aggregate amount unpaid on the total number of shares

The new requirements in relation to PSC and the optional Central Register are in line with the spirit of transparency and letting the public know who has actual control of a given company. The requirements in relation to unpaid shares aid financial transparency and will be of interest to individuals such as creditors.

Please contact Lesley Malkin if you require further information or assistance.