The various changes can include the following:
- Appointing a new director or company secretary
- Removing a director or company secretary from office
- Changing a director’s details
- Changing the company’s registered office address
- Changing the company’s name
- Issuing new shares or changing the share capital
When any of the above changes are made, HMRC needs to be informed about the change and the related form needs to be submitted to Companies House. Companies House can be notified of these changes through Webfiling online or by filing the appropriate paper form and sending it to Companies House directly. Most of the changes can be made free of charge if they are directly made through Companies House. However, Companies House do charge a fee for changing the company name. In most cases if a company formation agent is used, there will be a charge incurred to make any of these changes.
It is mandatory to inform and submit the forms to Companies House when any of the company details change. If the company name or the registered office address is changed, Companies House needs to be informed immediately. As soon as Companies House has updated their records they will inform HMRC about the change automatically. If a share transfer has been completed, this is not filed with Companies House immediately, the share transfer is instead recorded on the company’s next annual return.
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