As company incorporation agents our experience with the UK Companies House means we can obtain company reports, certified copies of official documents held by the registry on any registered company. We can provide UK certified company documents, where Companies House stamps the document to verify its authenticity.
Certified company documents from the UK registry can in addition be Apostilled, this legalises the registry company document to confirm that the UK public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine. This authenticates the documents for use in overseas countries.
Companies House is the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, there key responsibilities are to Incorporate and dissolve limited companies, examine and store company information and make information available.
UK companies are required to file information regarding their share capital, shareholders, directors and company accounts. A UK company report will also include the registration details of the company and confirmation of its existence.
The contents of a UK company search report include:
The search report will be ordered from Companies House and delivered by email in 1 - 2 days.
We can supply a certificate of Good Standing from Companies House certifying the UK Company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike the company off the register.
The UK Company's confirmation statement (previously the annual return) and accounts must be filed and up to date with the registry, for the certificate of Good Standing to be issued.
The following additional details can be included on a UK certificate of Good Standing:
The certificate is provided from Companies House with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an authorised officer.
Due to changes brought in by the small business enterprise and employment act in 2016, you will no longer be able to order a Certificate of Good Standing with details of the Shareholders, Shareholding or Statement of Capital details included.
We can provide a registry certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for a UK company.
The certificate confirms the date the UK company was incorporated and Companies House certify that in respect of the incorporation all requirements of the UK companies Act were satisfied.
The certified copy of the certificate of incorporation is a copy of the original certificate and signed by a Companies House official.
We can supply Certified copies of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association which are statutory documents filed with Companies House when a company is incorporated in the UK. The Memorandum of Association include the company’s name, registered office, business activities and objects. The Articles of Association are the rules for the company's internal affairs
A UK Private company limited by shares, can adopt Model Articles, meeting the requirements of the Companies Act 2006. Model Articles are not available as a certified document from Companies House. Only where model articles with amendments or bespoke articles are filed by the UK company can they be ordered certified and Apostilled.
UK Company Documents need to first be certified at Companies House to then be Apostilled at the UK Legalisation Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Documents we can provide Apostilled include:
The confirmation statement is intended to serve roughly the same purpose as the old annual return, it confirms that the company details are up to date on the UK public register and includes:
We can provide latest Director's Report & Accounts for UK Registered Companies. Company accounts filed at the United Kingdom companies registry vary according to the classification of the company. All limited companies including dormant companies must file annual accounts at Companies House.
Generally company accounts filed with Companies House must include:a profit and loss account, a balance sheet signed by a director on behalf of the board and the accounts must be accompanied by a directors' report signed by a secretary or director, including a business review and an auditors' report.
The types of company accounts filed depends on factors:
Small and medium-sized companies may file an abbreviated version of their prepared accounts with Companies House. A UK company must fall within two out of three parameters below to be classified as small or medium sized.
A company can avail of small company exemptions if two of the following criteria are satisfied in respect of the financial year in question:
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