Companies House

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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government.wikipedia
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Trading fund

Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government. In October 1988, Companies House became an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, and then in October 1991 started to operate as a trading fund, self-financing by retaining income from charges.

Executive agency

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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government. In October 1988, Companies House became an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, and then in October 1991 started to operate as a trading fund, self-financing by retaining income from charges.

Companies Act 2006

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All forms of companies (as permitted by the United Kingdom Companies Act) are incorporated and registered with Companies House and file specific details as required by the current Companies Act 2006.

Incorporation (business)

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The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844 permitted the incorporation of joint-stock companies, previously only possible by the mechanisms of royal charter or private act, which had meant few companies were formed.
The United Kingdom is one of the quickest locations to incorporate, with a fully electronic process and a very fast turnaround by the national registrar of companies, the Companies House.

Unlimited company

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Only some registered unlimited companies (meeting certain conditions) are exempt from this requirement.

Public Data Group

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It falls under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is also a member of the Public Data Group.

Registrar of Companies

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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government.
The Registrar of Companies for England, Wales & Scotland is the official responsible for Companies House, which deals with all filings relating to the Companies Act 1985 to 2006.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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It falls under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is also a member of the Public Data Group.

England and Wales

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England and Wales are treated as a single jurisdiction (companies may be ‘Registered in England and Wales’) with a unified register, separate from those of Scotland or Northern Ireland.
For a company to be incorporated in the United Kingdom, its application for registration with Companies House must state "whether the company's registered office is to be situated in England and Wales (or in Wales), in Scotland or in Northern Ireland", which will determine the law applicable to that business entity.

Public limited company

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When a new company incorporates in England and Wales or in Scotland, it must register with Companies House, an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Registered office

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Companies must advise Companies House of their intended registered office (the official address of the company), which may be in England and Wales, in Scotland, or in Wales.
In the United Kingdom all statutory correspondence for an incorporated organization (e.g. formal notices, service of process, tax and government communications) is posted or hand delivered to the registered office address as recorded on the Companies House register.

Private company limited by shares

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Every limited company must file annually a confirmation statement, which confirms that its information at Companies House is correct.

Charitable incorporated organisation

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However, this requires registration and filings with both Companies House and the Charity Commission, each of which has its own regulations and requirements.

Community interest company

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If satisfied, the regulator advises the registrar in Companies House who, provided that all the documents are in order, will issue a certificate of incorporation as a CIC.

Royal charter

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The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844 permitted the incorporation of joint-stock companies, previously only possible by the mechanisms of royal charter or private act, which had meant few companies were formed.
The company registration number of a corporation with a royal charter is prefixed by "RC" for companies registered in England and Wales, "SR" for companies registered in Scotland, and "NR" for companies registered in Northern Ireland.

United Kingdom

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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government.

Government of the United Kingdom

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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government.

Financial statement

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All registered limited companies, including subsidiary, small and inactive companies, must file annual financial statements in addition to annual company returns, which are all public records.

Joint Stock Companies Act 1844

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The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844 permitted the incorporation of joint-stock companies, previously only possible by the mechanisms of royal charter or private act, which had meant few companies were formed.

Joint-stock company

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The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844 permitted the incorporation of joint-stock companies, previously only possible by the mechanisms of royal charter or private act, which had meant few companies were formed.

Local and personal Acts of Parliament (United Kingdom)

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The Joint Stock Companies Act 1844 permitted the incorporation of joint-stock companies, previously only possible by the mechanisms of royal charter or private act, which had meant few companies were formed.

Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer

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The remaining staff were transferred to the office of the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (Q&LTR), who took on the role of Registrar of Companies for Scotland.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

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In 1982 the post of Q&LTR was transferred to the Crown Agent and the staff and functions relating to companies registration in Scotland were transferred to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on 1 April 1981.

Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)

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In October 1988, Companies House became an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, and then in October 1991 started to operate as a trading fund, self-financing by retaining income from charges.