Monday 15 July 2019

UK: Companies House independent adjudicators' annual report published

The Companies House independent adjudicators have published their annual report for the year to 31 March 2019: see here (pdf). The report contains data on the appeals heard by the adjudicators as well as recommendations for improving Companies House procedures.

Prominent in this year's report is the adjudicators' concern - expressed to Companies House for some time - with the high number of appeals they receive from newly incorporated companies and from dormant companies. The adjudicators argue that more needs to be done to improve compliance amongst such companies, particularly because directors often (wrongly) assume that the Companies House filing obligations are identical to those imposed for tax purposes and filing with HMRC.

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