FAQs

Where does Company Searches source its data?
What different types of company are there?
What are the UK company filing requirements?
What is Companies House?
Who are some of Companies House Clients?
What is Companies House Direct?
Who uses Companies House Direct?
What is available on Companies House Direct?
What is a Companies House prefix?
What is a Companies House risk score?
What is a scoring model?
How is the score banded?
What is the Company Searches Credit Limit?
What is the Company Searches Credit Limit for limited companies?
Credit Contract limit for limited companies
Credit limit for newly incorporated companies
Credit Risk Score model for non-limited companies
Credit Limit for non-limited businesses
What is difference between a mortgage and a charge?
How do I find company document images descriptions?
Why are there no profit and loss figures available on the company I am searching for?
What is a compulsory liquidation?
How long does a company have to file its accounts at UK Companies House?
What are the responsibilities of a company auditor?
Who appoints a receiver?
How many people are needed to form a company?
What do the industry quartiles tell me about a company?
What is an annual return?
How do you get an annual return?

Where does Company Searches source its data?
Company Searches gathers company information for companies in England, Scotland and Wales from the following sources:

Companies House
(Image feed of accounts, gazette feed for all filings except accounts, time critical documents containing adverse information and mortgages, and directors feed containing all director details.)

Registry Trust
(Details of all County Court judgments lodged in the UK and details of Scottish Decrees.)

Thompson Directory
(Trading address and telephone number for limited companies, and trading address, telephone number, activity, date business was established at address, number of employees, type of premises, named contact for unincorporated businesses.)

London and Edinburgh Gazette
(Adverse information, such as petitions presented, winding-up orders, meetings of creditors, liquidators appointed and bankruptcy notices.)

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What different types of company are there?
Company converted/closed - No accounts filed.

Credit Union - Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members. These corporations do not file documents at Companies House.

EEIG - European Economic Interest Groupings. Does not itself record a profit or loss, with profits and losses returned to individual members. The company will co-operate across national frontiers within the EU. May not have more than 20 members, not permitted to invite investment from the public.

Limited Liability Partnership - Alternative corporate business vehicle that gives the benefits of limited liability but allows its members the flexibility of organising their internal structure as a traditional partnership. Came into force in April 2001. Will file accounts, and has members instead of Directors.

Limited Partnership - Limited Partnership has registered its name with companies house, but will not file any accounts.

Old Public company
Private company limited by guarantee without share capital claiming exemption under Section 30 of the 1985 Act - A privately limited company with no issued share capital. It is only liable for the amount of the guarantee stated by the members. This is a common way for a charity or non-profit making organisation to operate.

Private company limited by shares claiming exemption under section 30 of the 1985 Act

Private Limited company without share capital - Private limited company without issued share capital - will file accounts.

Private Limited with Share Capital - Private limited company with issued share capital. Will file accounts.

Private Unlimited with Share Capital - Company has registered its name at Companies House, but there is no limited liability. The company members are liable only up to the amount allotted in share capital.

Private Unlimited without share capital - Private Unlimited company, the company members have no limited liability and are not obliged to file accounts.

Public Limited with Share Capital - Public limited company with issued share capital. Will file accounts.

UCITS - Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities. Sole object is the collective investment in transferable securities of capital raised from the public. Operate on the principle of spreading risk.

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What are the UK company filing requirements?

Small

A small company is one that meets at least two of the following three criteria:
  • Annual turnover must be ?6.5m or less
  • Assets must not exceed ?3.26m
  • Average number of employees must not be more than 50.
Small companies must deliver the following filings to Companies House:-
  • Abbreviated balance sheet and notes
  • Special auditor's report (if required).

Medium

A medium sized company must meet two of the three following criteria:
  • Annual turnover must not be more than ?25.9m
  • Balance sheet total must not exceed ?12.9m
  • Average number of employees must not be more than 250.
Please note: the balance sheet total is the total of fixed and current assets. Medium companies must deliver the following filings to Companies House:-
  • Full balance sheet
  • Abbreviated profit and loss account
  • Special auditor's report
  • Directors report
  • Notes to the Accounts

Filing periods are exactly the same as for a full set of accounts.

Full

A full filing company must deliver the following filings to Companies House:-
  • Profit and loss account
  • Balance sheet signed by a director
  • An auditor's report signed by an auditor
  • Directors report signed by a director or the secretary of the company
  • Notes to the accounts
  • And (if appropriate) group accounts

Private Limited companies must file accounts within twenty-one months of incorporation. Public Limited companies must file accounts within 18 months of incorporation.

Company Filing Requirements for the Republic of Ireland
A Company qualifies as medium sized or small in respect of a financial year if it does not exceed two of the following limits for both that year and the previous year.

Size

Small

Medium

Large

Balance sheet total

£2.8m

£6.5m

>£6.5m

Turnover

£5.6m

£11.2m

>£11.2m

Employees (Avg.)

50

250

>250

The following list summarises the accounts which need to be filed for every type of Company and the provisions in the Companies Acts which specify these obligations.

Small private company limited by shares or limited by guarantee with share capital.

Auditors Report, Abridged balance sheet. Companies Act 1986 ss7,10,18.

Medium sized private company limited by shares or limited by guarantee and having a share capital.

Auditor's Report, Abridged profit and loss account, Abridged balance sheet, Directors Report. 1986 ss 7,11,18.

Large private company limited by shares or limited by guarantee and having a share capital.

Directors' Report, Auditors' Report, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account. 1986 s7.

Public Company limited by shares

Directors' Report, Auditors' Report, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account. 1986 s 7.

Company limited by guarantee not having a share capital.

Directors' Report, Auditors' Report, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account. 1963 ss 128.

Private Unlimited company having a share capital

Disclosure dependent on applicability of European Communities (Accounts) Regulations 1993.

Public Unlimited company having a share capital

Directors' Report, Auditors' Report, Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account. 1963 ss 128

Unlimited company not having a share capital

Directors' report, Auditors' report, Balance sheet, Profit & Loss Account. 1963 ss 128

For further information, please contact :-

For England, Scotland & Wales Companies
General Enquiries
The Registrar of Companies
Crown Way
Cardiff
CF4 3UZ UK

For Northern Ireland Companies
Companies Registry
IDB house
64 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4JX

For Republic of Ireland Companies
Companies Registration Office
Parnell House
14 Parnell Square
Dublin 1

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What is Companies House?
Companies House is an Executive agency of BIR (Department for Business Innovation and Skills)

The UK has enjoyed a system of Company Registration since 1844. All Companies in the UK are registered at Companies House. There are more than 2 million limited companies registered in the UK. 300,000 new companies are incorporated each year.

The main functions of Companies House are to:
  • File registration of documents required under companies, insolvency and related legislation and the incorporation, re-registration and striking off of Companies.
  • Examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation
  • Provide company Information to the public, for which purpose they enforce compliance with statutory requirements

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Who are some of Companies House Clients?
Companies House provide their information and Images via Bulk via File Transfer, Document Image , they also offer a Gateway direct to their databases.

Some of the Clients who use Bulk and Gateway include:
  • ICC
  • Experian Limited
  • Equifax PLC
  • Information Group Limited
  • CreditSafe UK Limited

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What is Companies House Direct?
Companies House Direct (CHD) is the online Data and Subscription Service for accessing and downloading company information both images and Online Reports.

They hold information on over 2 million registered companies in the UK, including 240 million document images and a wide range of database information.

All documents filed at Companies House since 1995 are available as image downloads. All images comply with the authentication contained in the Civil Evidence Act 1995 in England and Wales and the Civil Evidence Act (Scotland) 1988. Therefore images are admissible in evidence in a court of law.

They have all images of all documents filed at Companies House before 1995 on a Microfiche Library.

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Who uses Companies House Direct?
The key client / users of Companies House Direct are legal firms, accountancy firms and Investment Banks.

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What is available on Companies House Direct?

  • Director Search
  • Individual Director Reports
  • Monitoring Service
  • Individual Company Details i.e. Address, account date information etc
  • Filing History
  • Document Packages
  • Company Report (current appointments, the mortgage statement, the company record)
  • Mortgage Index / Details
  • Appointments (Company Directors Report)
  • Insolvency History

Company Searches business information is supplied daily from Companies House.

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What is a Companies House prefix?
There are several alpha pre-fixes which are attached to company registration numbers. These are descriptive codes indicating the type of company registration. Some of these codes will indicate that ICC may or may not have analysed the data field.

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What is a Companies House risk score?
Features of the Company Searches Risk Score

  • All UK companies are assessed for scoring.
  • All UK companies are assigned a credit limit.
  • Data used to score non-limited businesses including socio-economic, demographic and industry risk weightings.
  • A consistent scoring range of 1 to 100 is assigned to limited and non-limited businesses.
  • The commentary on why and how a business has been scored is for limited companies and all non-limited businesses.
  • Scoring criteria have been enhanced to provide an accurate analysis of risk.

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What is a scoring model?
Commercial risk scoring involves developing scorecards that summarise risk information. Score development is a structured and scientific process with the first stage defining an objective for the model or an 'outcome' that has to be modelled. In the case of commercial risk scoring, the objective is to understand whether a business might experience financial difficulty and ultimately fail (become insolvent or bankrupt).

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How is the score banded?

Company Searches unique score can be matched to a Score Guide. The score bandings are:
  • Limited companies
  • 0-35 Caution. High-risk potential.
  • 36-50 Caution. Moderate Risk Potential. Measured exposure.
  • 51-60 Normal. Limited Risk Potential. Normal terms.
  • 61-100 Confidence. Low Risk Potential.
  • Non-limited businesses
  • 0-43 Caution. High-risk potential.
  • 44-57 Caution. Moderate Risk Potential. Measured exposure.
  • 58-69 Normal. Limited Risk Potential. Normal terms.
  • 70-100 Confidence. Low Risk Potential.

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What is the Company Searches Credit Limit?
The credit limit is an absolute measure of a company's ability to settle potential credit transactions at any given moment.

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What is the Company Searches Credit Limit for limited companies?
The basic formula to provide a credit limit for limited companies remains unchanged and currently gauges the ability by use of the following three values:

Cash Flow - This is calculated as the Pre-tax Profit of the company plus Depreciation charged against that Profit.

Working Capital - Calculated as the difference between the Total Current Assets and Total Current Liabilities.

Net Worth - Calculated as the Total Assets minus the Total Liabilities where the former is also adjusted to eliminate any Intangible Assets.

The average of these 3 components is then taken as a guide for the credit capacity of the company. The final figure calculated will depend on the previously derived Credit Score. The % applied is directly proportional to credit score, i.e. the greater the score the higher the %. The % applied ranges from 2 to 25.

In addition, the maximum value is capped at ?500 million and the minimum value is now ?500 unless Company Searches has calculated the limit is either negative or 0.

The credit limits are calculated as a percentage of absolute balance sheet and cash flow value. Credit limits will be adjusted for County Court Judgement information.

The resulting limit should be regarded as a yardstick for the possible level of acceptable credit, or alternatively the maximum amount to be owed by an applicant (customer).

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Credit Contract limit for limited companies
The basic formulae to provide a contract limit for limited companies remains unchanged from the previous ones. However, the maximum value is capped at ?500 million and the minimum value is now ?500.

The contract limits are calculated as a percentage of turnover. The latest disclosed turnover reflects the level of successful contracts completed, hence gives an indication of future capacity. Where Turnover is not disclosed (Abridged Accounts), an estimated figure is used based on asset values and appropriate industry data. This measurement views the applicant as a supplier of goods and services, whereas a credit limit assesses the applicant as a purchaser.

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Credit limit for newly incorporated companies
Depending on the legal status of a company an initial limit of between ?500 and ?5,000 is given. This initial limit then increases over the course of time but can be revised downwards if adverse data is filed. Once a set of accounts is filed, the normal methodology for limit calculation applies.

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Credit Risk Score model for non-limited companies
The Company Searches Credit risk scores for non-limited businesses were developed by analysing data from over 18,000 small businesses over a period of 4 years. The model was structured to predict the eventuality of the business becoming bankrupt within the next 12 months. The database was constructed from the ICC database of non-limited businesses plus data feeds of industry level failure rates and postcode level data. The latter database included socio-economic and geodemographic information, indicators of local economic conditions and incidences of bankruptcy and CCJ's. The database had information on over 1.8 million individual postcodes. The scoring model was developed using logistic regression analysis and analysed over 200 potential predictor variables before specifying the final model. The model was validated on the live sample of ICC Information's non-limited businesses.

The lack of disclosed financial data is overcome by the use of ICC Information company industry data, which is used to estimate the financial strength of the non-limited business.

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Credit Limit for non-limited businesses
The credit limit is calculated by taking a percentage of the estimated strength. The percentage to apply is weighted in accordance with the relative risk, as determined by the score. The higher the score (hence lower the risk) the greater the percentage to apply. Credit limits are now assigned to all geographical areas in the UK and Northern Ireland. Credit limits will be adjusted for County Court Judgment information.

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What is difference between a mortgage and a charge?
A charge is security for the payment of a debt or other obligation that does not pass 'property' or any right to possession to the person to whom the charge is given.

A mortgage is security for the payment of a debt or other obligation that passes 'property' but no right to possession to the person to whom the mortgage is given.

The following require registration in England and Wales:

A charge to secure any issue of debentures. A debenture is an instrument issued by a company as evidence of a debt or other obligation. It includes debenture stock, bonds and any other securities of a company, whether or not it forms a charge on the assets of the company.

A charge on uncalled share capital of the company. Uncalled share capital is the balance owing for shares that are issued partly paid.

A charge created or evidenced by an instrument, which, if executed by an individual, would require registration as a bill of sale. A bill of sale is an instrument creating or evidencing a charge or mortgage over goods, including fixtures and agricultural crops in certain cases, but not ships or aircraft.

A charge on land (wherever situated), or any interest in it, but not a charge for any rent or other periodical sum arising from land. Technically, land includes property.

A charge on book debts of the company. Book debts are debts that in the ordinary course of a company's business are commonly entered in its books.

A floating charge on the company's undertaking or property. A floating charge is a charge that does not affect the assets charged until some event crystallises the charge, fixing it to a certain point in time.

A charge on calls made but not paid. Calls made are demands for payment of any part of the balance owing in respect of shares which are issued partly paid.

A charge on a ship or aircraft or any share in a ship.

A charge on goodwill, or on a patent, trademark, registered design, copyright or design right or a licence under or in respect of any such right.

An 'instrument' is usually a document in legible form but it can also exist in electronic form, 'evidence' means to provide proof of the existence of something.

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How do I find company document images descriptions?
Document Images Descriptions for England, Scotland and Wales are available from our Image Bank under three categories: Annual Accounts, Annual Returns, and others.

Please note the majority of the image types shown originate from Companies House, however there are some exceptions.

Pre October 2009
Document Images Description - England, Scotland and Wales

The Images available from our Image Bank in my icc are shown below in three categories: Annual Accounts, Annual Returns, and others. Please note the majority of the image types shown originate from Companies House, however there are some exceptions.

Annual Accounts
Document Type Document Description
AA Annual Accounts
AAD Annual Accounts (Non Trading)
AAMD Amended Accounts
AAFT Annual Accounts (Published Glossy)
Annual Returns
Document Type Document Description
288 Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
288(N) Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
288A Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
288ACYM Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars (Welsh language form).
288B Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
288BCYM Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars (Welsh language form).
288C Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
288CCYM Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars (Welsh language form).
288CYM Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars (Welsh language form).
363 Annual Return.
363A Annual Return.
363B Annual Return.
363C Annual Return.
363CYM Annual Return (Welsh language form).
363S Annual Return.
363X Annual Return.
88 Nominated document type for 88(2), 88(2)R, 88(2)O, 88(2)P & 88(3).
88(2) Return of allotments of shares issued for cash or by way of capitalisation of reserves (bonus issues).
88(2)O Return of allotments of shares issued for other than cash - original document.
88(2)P Return of allotments of shares issued for other than cash - photocopy of 88(2)O document.
88(2)R Return of allotments of shares issued for cash or by way of capitalisation of reserves (bonus issues) - revised form.
88(3) Particulars of a contract relating to shares allotted as fully or partly paid up otherwise than in cash.
(W)ELRES Written elective resolution.
1(SCOT) Notice of appointment of a Receiver by the holder of a floating charge.
1.1 Report of meeting approving voluntary arrangement.
1.1(SCOT) Report of a meeting approving voluntary arrangement.
1.2 Order of revocation or suspension of voluntary arrangement.
1.2(SCOT) Notice of order of revocation or suspension of voluntary arrangement.
1.3 Voluntary arrangement's Supervisor's abstracts of receipts and payments.
1.3(SCOT) Notice of voluntary arrangement's supervisor's abstract of receipts and payments.
1.4 Notice of completion of voluntary arrangement.
1.4(SCOT) Notice of completion of voluntary arrangement.
109 Statement of affairs
117 Application by a public company for certificate to commence business and statutory declaration in support.
122 Notice of consolidation, division, sub-division, redemption or cancellation of shares, or conversion, re-conversion of stock into shares.
123 Notice of increase in nominal capital.
128 Nominated Document Type for 128(1), 128(2), 128(3) and 128(4)
128(1) Statement of rights attached to allotted shares.
128(3) Statement of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares.
128(4) Notice of assignment of name or new name to any class of shares.
129(1) Statement by a company without share capital of rights attached to newly created class of members.
129(2) Statement by a company without share capital of particulars of a variation of members' class rights.
12CYM Statutory declaration of compliance (Welsh form).
139 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a Court Order reducing capital.
147 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following cancellation of shares and reduction of nominal value of issued capital.
155(6)A Declaration in relation to assistance for the acquisition of shares.
155(6)B Declaration by the directors of a holding company in relation to assistance for the acquisition of shares.
157 Notice of application made to the Court for the cancellation of a special resolution regarding financial assistance for the acquisition of shares.
169 Return by a company purchasing its own shares.
173 Declaration in relation to the redemption or purchase of shares out of capital.
176 Notice of application to the Court for the cancellation of a resolution for the redemption or purchase of shares out of capital.
190 Notice of place where a register of holders of debentures or a duplicate is kept or of any change in that place.
190A Notice of a place where a register of holders of debentures or a duplicate is kept or of any change in that place where the register is in non-legible form.
1SCO Holding charge Appointment.Receiver.
2(SCOT) Notice of appointment of a Receiver by the Court.
2.1 Administrator's revisions
2.1(SCOT) Notice of petition for administration order.
2.11(SCOT) Notice of order to deal with secured property.
2.12(SCOT) Notice of variation of administration order.
2.13 Administrator resignation
2.15 Administrator's Abstract of receipts and payments.
2.18 Notice of Order to deal with charged property.
2.19 Notice of discharge of Administration Order.
2.2(SCOT) Notice of administration order.
2.20 Notice of variation of administration order.
2.21 Statement of Administrator's proposals.
2.23 Notice of result of meeting of creditors.
2.3(SCOT) Notice of dismissal of petition for administration order.
2.4(SCOT) Notice of discharge of administration order.
2.5 Statement of Affairs submission
2.6 Notice of Administration Order.
2.7 Administration Order.
2.7(SCOT) Notice of statement of administrator's proposals.
2.8(SCOT) Notice of result of meeting of creditors.
2.9 Administrator's abstract
2.9(SCOT) Administrator's abstract of receipts and payments.
224 Notice of accounting reference date (to be delivered within 9 months of incorporation).
225 Change of accounting reference date.
225(1) Notice of new accounting reference date given during the course of an accounting reference period.
225(2) Notice by an holding or subsidiary company of new accounting reference date given after the end of an accounting reference period.
225CYM Change of accounting reference date (Welsh form).
242 Notice of claim to extension of period allowed for laying and delivering accounts - oversea business or interests.
244 Notice of claim to extension of period allowed for laying and delivering accounts - oversea business or interests.
266(1) Notice of intention to carry on business as an investment company.
266(3) Notice that a company no longer wishes to be an investment company.
287 Change in situation or address of Registered Office.
287CYM Change in situation or address of Registered Office (Welsh language form).
3(SCOT) Notice of the Receiver ceasing to act or of his removal.
3.10 Administrative Receiver's report.
3.2 Receiver's abstract
3.2(SCOT) Receiver's Abstract of Receipts and Payments.
3.3 Statement of Affairs in Administrative receivership following report to creditors.
3.3(SCOT) Notice of Receiver's death.
3.4 Certificate of constitution of creditors.
3.4(SCOT) Notice of authorisation to dispose of secured property.
3.5 Administrative Receiver's report to change in membership of creditors' committee.
3.5(SCOT) Notice of Receiver's report.
3.6 Abstract of receipts and payments in receivership.
3.7 Notice of Administrative Receiver's death.
3.8 Notice of Order to dispose of charged property.
318 Location of directors' service contracts.
325 Location of register of directors' interests in shares etc.
325A Location of register of directors' interests in shares etc. where the register is in non-legible form.
353 Register of members.
353A Register of members in non-legible form.
362 Notice of place where an overseas branch register is kept, of any change in that place, or of discontinuance of any such register.
362A Notice of place where an overseas branch register is kept, of any change in that place, or of discontinuance of any such register where the register is in a non-legible form.
386 Notice of passing of resolution removing an auditor.
395 Particulars of a mortgage or charge.
397 Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures.
397A Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series.
398 Certification of a registration in Scotland or Northern Ireland of a charge comprising property situated there.
3SCO Removal of Receiver.
4.1 Statutory demand for debt payment
4.11(SC) Notice of removal of Liquidator.
4.12 Liquidator release application
4.13 Notice to Official Receiver of winding-up order.
4.14(SC) Certificate of release of Liquidator.
4.16(SC) Notice of resignation of Liquidator.
4.17(SC) Notice of final meeting of creditors.
4.18(SC) Notice of death of Liquidator.
4.19(SC) Notice of vacation of office by Liquidator.
4.1T Certificate of Removal of Liquidator
4.2 Statement of company's affairs.
4.2(SC) Notice of winding up order.
4.20 Creditors/Liquidators committee
4.20(SC) Certificate of constitution of creditors/liquidation committee.
4.21 Liquidator certificate of Liquidator's committee
4.22 Constitution of Liquidators/Creditors Committee
4.22(SC) Notice of constitution/continuance of liquidation/creditors committee.
4.23 Certificate Creditors paid in full
4.24 Certificate Creditors paid in full
4.25(SC) Declaration of solvency.
4.26(SC) Return of final meeting in a voluntary winding up.
4.27(SC) Notice of courts order sisting proceedings in winding up by the court.
4.28(SC) Notice under sections 204(6) or 205(6).
4.3 Statement of affairs submission
4.31 Notice of Appointment of Liquidator in winding up by the Court.
4.33 Notice of resignation of Voluntary Liquidator under section 171(5) of Insolvency Act 1986.
4.35 Order of Court granting Voluntary Liquidator leave to resign.
4.38 Certificate of removal of Voluntary Liquidator.
4.40 Notice of ceasing to act as Voluntary Liquidator.
4.43 Notice of final meeting of creditors.
4.44 Notice of death of Voluntary Liquidator.
4.46 Notice of vacation of office by Voluntary Liquidator.
4.48 Notice of constitution of liquidation committee.
4.5 Liquidator's statement
4.51 Certificate that creditors have been paid in full.
4.6 Liquidator's statement
4.6(SC) Liquidator's statement of receipts and payment.
4.68 Liquidator's statement of receipts and payments.
4.69 Order of court appealing against Secretary of State's decision under section 203(4) or section 205(4) of Insolvency Act 1986.
4.70 Declaration of Solvency.
4.71 Return of final meeting in members' voluntary winding-up.
4.72 Return of final meeting in creditors' voluntary winding-up.
4.8 Certificate of appointment of liquidator {Time Critical Document code}
4.9 Appointment of liquidator
4.9(SC) Notice of appointment of Liquidator.
400 Particulars of a mortgage or charge subject to which property has been acquired.
401 Register of Charges, Memoranda of Satisfaction and Appointments etc. of Receivers.
403A Declaration of satisfaction in full or in part of mortgage or charge.
403B Declaration that part of the property or undertaking charges (a) has been released from the charge, (b) no longer forms part of the company's property or undertaking.
405(1) Notice of appointment of Receiver.
405(2) Notice of ceasing to act of Receiver.
4051 Notice of appointment of Receiver.
4052 Notice of ceasing to act of Receiver.
410 Particulars of a charge created by a company registered in Scotland.
413 Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures.
413A Particulars of an issue of Debentures out of a series of secured Debentures.
416 Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired by a company registered in Scotland.
417 Register of Charges
419A Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction in full or in part of a registered charge.
419B Application for registration of a memorandum of fact that part of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge, (b) no longer forms part of the company's property.
43(3) Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company.
43(3)E Declaration on application by a private company for re- registration as a public company.
466 Particulars of an instrument of alteration to a floating charge created by a company registered in Scotland.
469 Appointment of Receiver
470 Appointment of Receiver
478 Receiver - ceasing to act
481 Receiver - abstract
482 Statement of affairs
49 Memorandum of Satisfaction
49(1) Application by a limited company to be re-registered as unlimited.
49(8)A Members' assent to company being re-registered as unlimited.
49(8)B Statutory declaration by directors as to members' assent to re-register a company as unlimited.
497 Receiver's abstract
49SC Memorandum of Satisfaction
51 Application by an unlimited company to be re-registered as limited.
52 Particulars of contract relating to shares allotted as fully or partly paid up otherwise than in cash on or before 15/3/1988.
53 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company.
53A Appointment of Receiver
53B Appointment of Receiver
54 Application to the Court for cancellation of resolution for re- registration.
57 Receiver - abstract
57A Receiver - ceasing to act
5SCO Statement of Affairs (R)
6 Cancellation of alteration to the objects of a company.
600 Notice of Appointment of Liquidator in a voluntary Winding Up
652A Application for striking off.
652C Withdrawal of application for striking off.
680A Application by joint stock company for registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985, and Declaration and related statements.
680B Application by a company which is not a joint stock company for registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985, and Declaration and related statements.
684 Registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985. List of members - existing joint stock company.
685 Declaration on application by a joint stock company for registration as a public company.
686 Registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985 Statutory Declaration verifying list of members.
691 Return and declaration delivered for registration of a place of business of an oversea company.
691- REREG Registration of a place of business of an oversea company previously registered as a branch.
692(1)(A) Return of alteration in the charter, statutes etc. of an oversea company subject to place of business registration.
692(1)(B) Return of alteration in the directors or the secretary of an oversea company subject to place of business registration or in their particulars.
692(1)(C) Return of alteration in the names or addresses of persons resident in Great Britain authorised to accept service on behalf of an oversea company subject to place of business registration.
692(2) Return of change in the corporate name of an oversea company subject to place of business registration.
694(4)(A) Statement of name, other than corporate name, under which an oversea company proposes to carry on business in Great Britain.
694(4)(B) Statement of name, other than corporate name, under which an oversea company proposes to carry on business in Great Britain in substitution for a name previously registered.
695A(3) Notice of closure of a branch of an oversea company.
701(A) Notice of accounting reference date (to be delivered within 9 months of incorporation) for an oversea company subject to section 700.
701(B) Notice of new accounting reference date given during the course of an accounting reference period for an oversea company subject to section 700.
701(C) Notice by an oversea holding or subsidiary company of new accounting reference date given after the end of an accounting reference period subject to section 700
703P(1) Return by an oversea company that the company is being wound up.
703P(3) Notice of appointment of a Liquidator of an oversea company.
703P(5) Notice by the Liquidator of an oversea company concerning the termination of liquidation of the company.
703Q(1) Return by an oversea company which becomes subject to insolvency proceedings, etc.
703Q(2) Return by an oversea company on cessation of insolvency proceedings, etc.
91 Register of Charges
92(SC) Liquidator's statement of accounts (for Scottish companies only).
97 Statement for the amount or rate per cent of any commission payable in connection with the subscription of shares.
AAFTI Interim Accounts (Published Glossy)
AAI Interim Accounts
AO Administration Order & Appointment of Administrator
AOD Administration Order Discharged
AOR Administration Order Rescinded/Revoked
AOSP Administration Order Superceded
AOSS Administration Order Suspended
AUD Auditor's letter of resignation.
AUDR Auditor's report.
AUDS Auditor's statement.
BONA Bona Vacantia disclaimer.
BR1 Return delivered for registration of a branch of an oversea company.
BR2 Return by an oversea company subject to branch registration of an alteration to constitutional documents.
BR3 Return by an oversea company subject to branch registration, for alteration of company particulars.
BR4 Return by an oversea company subject to branch registration of change of directors or secretary or of their particulars.
BR5 Return by an oversea company subject to branch registration of change of address or other branch particulars.
BR6 Return of change of person authorised to accept service or to represent the branch of an oversea company or of any change in their particulars.
BR7 Return by an oversea company of the branch at which the constitutional documents of the company have been registered in substitution for a previous branch.
BS Balance sheet.
BUSADDCH Business address changed.
CA Annual Meeting of Creditors
CENT8 Notice of closure of a place of business of an oversea company.
CERT Certificate of specific penalty
CERT1 Re-registration of a company from unlimited to limited.
CERT10 Re-registration of a company from public to private.
CERT11 Re-registration of a company from public to private with a change of name.
CERT14 Certificate of registration of a resolution on reduction of share capital.
CERT15 Certificate of registration of order of court and minute on reduction of share capital.
CERT16 Certificate of registration of order of court and minute on reduction of share capital and share premium account.
CERT17 Certificate of registration of order of court and minute on reduction of share capital and cancellation of share premium account.
CERT18 Certificate of registration of order of court and minute on reduction of share capital, cancellation of share premium account and cancellation of capital redemption reserve.
CERT19 Certificate of registration of order of court on reduction of share premium account.
CERT2 Re-registration of a company from unlimited to limited with a change of name.
CERT20 Certificate of registration of order of court on reduction of share capital and cancellation of capital redemption reserve.
CERT21 Certificate of registration of order of court and minute on cancellation of share premium account.
CERT3 Re-registration of a company from limited to unlimited.
CERT4 Re-registration of a company from limited to unlimited with a change of name.
CERT5 Re-registration of a company from private to public.
CERT6 Re-Registration of a company from unlimited to PLC.
CERT7 Re-registration of a company from private to public with a change of name.
CERT8 Certificate to entitle a public company to commence business and borrow.
CERT9 Certificate stating that an old public company is reregistering as a private company by statutory declaration.
CERTIPS Registration as Friendly Society
CERTNM Change-of-name certificate.
CI Certificate of Insolvency
CLOSE Scheme of Arrangement
CO4.2S Court Order for notice of wind up.
COAD Instrument issued under Section 244(5).
COAD LETT Letter to company regarding its request
COCO Order to wind up.
COCOMP Order to wind up.
COLIQ Order to Rescind, Defer or Stay
COLIQ86 Court order to dissolve in a pre 29/12/86 compulsory liquidation.
CR Report of Creditors
CSP Certificate of specific penalty
D01 Notice of disqualification of an individual.
D02 Notice of disqualification order against a body corporate.
D03 Notice of leave granted in relation to a disqualification order.
D04 Notice of a variation or cessation of a disqualification order.
DISS40 Notice of striking-off action discontinued.
DISS6Notice of striking- off action suspended.
DTI DTI Insurance Company Filing
EEIG- ADD Statement of name, official address, members, objects and duration for EEIG whose official address is in Great Britain.
EEIG1 Statement of name, official address, members, objects and duration for EEIG whose official address is in Great Britain.
EEIG2 Statement of name, establishment address in Great Britain and members of an EEIG whose official address is outside the UK.
EEIG3 Notice of manager's particulars, and of termination of appointment where the official address of the EEIG is in Great Britain.
EEIG4 Notice of documents and particulars required to be filed.
EEIG5 Notice of setting up or closure of an establishment of an EEIG.
EEIG6 Statement of name, other than registered name, under which an EEIG whose official address is outside Great Britain proposes to carry on business in Great Britain.
EEIG7 Statement of name, other than registered name, under which an EEIG whose official address is outside Great Britain proposes to carry on business in substitution for name previously approved.
ELRES Elective resolution.
ERES01 Extraordinary Resolution to adopt or alter Memorandum and Articles.
ERES02 Extraordinary Resolution to re-register.
ERES03 Extraordinary Exempt from appointment of auditor
ERES04 Extraordinary Increase in nominal capital.
ERES05 Extraordinary Decrease in nominal capital
ERES06 Extraordinary Reduction of issued capital.
ERES07 Extraordinary Financial assistance in shares acquisition.
ERES08 Extraordinary Purchase own shares.
ERES09 Confirmation of dissolution.
ERES10 Allotment of securities.
ERES11 Disapplication of pre-emption rights.
ERES12 Vary share rights / names.
ERES13 Other resolution.
ERES14 Capital / bonus issue.
ERES16 Redemption of shares.
EXLIQ Request of dissolution of Company where liquidator has ceased to act.
EXTREG External Registry Documents
F14 Notice of wind up.
GAZ1 First notification of strike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652).
GAZ1(A) First notification of strike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652A).
GAZ2 Second notification of stike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652).
GAZ2(A) Second notification of strike-off action in London Gazette (Section 652A).
L Appointment of Liquidator
L64.01 Early dissolution request.
L64.01HC Early dissolution request.
L64.04 Directions to defer dissolution.
L64.06 Directions to defer dissolution.
L64.06HC Directions to defer dissolution.
L64.07 Release of Official Receiver.
L64.07HC Release of Official Receiver.
LARP Presentation of a petition to appoint reporter
LET- CESS Notice of closure of a place of business of an oversea company.
LETT- CESS Notice of closure of a branch of an oversea company.
LR Release of Liquidator
LRESEX Extraordinary Resolution in Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation.
LRESSP Ordinary Resolution in Members' Voluntary Liquidation.
M Mortgage Document
MA Memorandum and Articles.
MAR Memorandum and Articles - used in re-registration.
MFJ Registration of Foreign Judgment
ML Miscellaneous Legal Notice
ML8 Bulk Shareholders List
ML8/1 Bulk Shareholders List
MS Memorandum of Satisfaction
MSD Statutory Demand Issued
NEWINC New Incorporation documents.
O Administration Order
OC Order of Court.
OC-DV Order of Court - dissolution void.
OC- PRI Order of Court for re-registration to private company.
OC138 Order of Court (Section 138).
OC425 Order of Court (Section 425).
OCREREG Order of Court for re-registration.
OLD10 Notice of increase on nominal capital.
ORES01 Ordinary Resolution to adopt or alter Memorandum and Articles.
ORES02 Ordinary Resolution to re-register.
ORES03 Odinary Exempt from appointment of auditor
ORES04 Ordinary Increase in nominal capital.
ORES05 Ordinary Decrease in nominal capital
ORES06 Ordinary Reduction of issued capital.
ORES07 Ordinary Financial assistance in shares acquisition.
ORES08 Ordinary Purchase own shares.
ORES09 Confirmation of dissolution.
ORES10 Allotment of securities.
ORES11 Disapplication of pre-emption rights.
ORES12 Vary share rights / names.
ORES13 Other resolution.
ORES14 Capital / bonus issue.
ORES16 Redemption of shares.
PROSP Prospectus.
PUC2 Return of allotments of shares issued for cash on or before 15/3/1988.
PUC30 Return of allotments of shares issued wholly or partly paid up otherwise than in cash on or before 15/3/1988.
PUC5 Statement of amounts or further amounts paid on NIL paid or partly paid shares on or before 15 March 1988.
PUC7 Return of allotments of shares issued by way of capitalisation of reserves (bonus issue)
R Appointment of Receiver
RC (Administrative) Receiver Ceasing to Act
RELREC Official Receiver's release.
RES01 Resolution to adopt or alter Memorandum and Articles.
RES02 Resolution to re-register.
RES03 Exempt from appointment of auditor.
RES04 Increase in nominal capital.
RES05 Decrease in nominal capital.
RES06 Reduction of issued capital.
RES07 Financial assistance in shares acquisition.
RES08 Purchase own shares.
RES09 Confirmation of dissolution.
RES10 Allotment of securities.
RES11 Disapplication of pre-emption rights.
RES12 Vary share rights / names.
RES13 Other resolution.
RES14 Capital / bonus issue.
RES16 Redemption of shares.
S Memorandum of Satisfaction
SA Shares agreement.
SOAD(A) Striking-off action discontinued (Section 652A)
SOAS(A) Striking-off action suspended (Section 652A).
SPECPEN Certificate of specific penalty.
SRES01 Special Resolution to adopt or alter Memorandum and Articles.
SRES02 Special Resolution to re-register.
SRES03 Special Exempt from appointment of auditor
SRES04 Special Increase in nominal capital.
SRES05 Special Decrease in nominal capital
SRES06 Special Reduction of issued capital.
SRES07 Special Financial assistance in shares acquisition.
SRES08 Special Purchase own shares.
SRES09 Confirmation of dissolution.
SRES10 Allotment of securities.
SRES11 Disapplication of pre-emption rights.
SRES12 Vary share rights / names.
SRES13 Other resolution.
SRES14 Capital / bonus issue.
SRES16 Redemption of shares.
V Voluntary Arrangement (nomination of insolvency practitioner)
VAL Valuation Report.
WO Winding-Up Order
WOR Winding-Up Order Rescinded
WRES01 Written Resolution to adopt or alter Memorandum and Articles.
WRES02 Written Resolution to re-register.
WRES03 Written Exempt from appointment of auditor
WRES04 Written Increase in nominal capital.
WRES05 Written Decrease in nominal capital
WRES06 Written Reduction of issued capital.
WRES07 Written Financial assistance in shares acquisition.
WRES08 Written Purchase own shares.
WRES09 Confirmation of dissolution.
WRES10 Allotment of securities.
WRES11 Disapplication of pre-emption rights.
WRES12 Vary share rights / names.
WRES13 Other resolution.
WRES14 Capital / bonus issue.
WRES16 Redemption of shares.
ZMORT REG Particulars of a mortgage or charge, or a mortgage register

Post October 2009

Companies Act 1985 Form ID (if amended)
Accounts AA01
Change of accounting reference date
225
Accounts AA02
Dormant Company Accounts (DCA)
249AA1
Accounts AA03
Notice of resolution removing auditors from office
391
Administration Restoration RT01
Application for administrative restoration to the Register
Annual Return AR01
Annual Return
363
Annual Return AD02
Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL)
Annual Return AD03
Change of location of the company records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL)
Annual Return AD04
Change of location of the company records to the registered office
Change of Constitution CC01
Notice of restriction on the company's articles
Change of Constitution CC02
Notice of removal of restriction on the company's articles
Change of Constitution CC03
Statement of compliance where amendment of articles restricted
Change of Constitution CC04
Statement of company's objects
Change of Constitution CC05
Change of constitution by enactment
Change of Constitution CC06
Change of constitution by order of court or other authority
Change of Name NE01
Exemption from requirement as to use of "limited" or "cyfyngedig" on change of name
Change of Name NM01
Notice of change of name by resolution
Change of Name NM02
Notice of change of name by conditional resolution
Change of Name NM03
Notice confirming satisfaction of the conditional resolution for change of name
Change of Name NM04
Notice of change of name by means provided for in the articles
Change of Name NM05
Notice of change of name by resolution of directors
Change of Name NM06
Request to seek comments of government department or other specified body on change of name
Change of Registered Office AD01
Change of registered office address
287
Change of Registered Office AD05
Notice to change the situation of an England and Wales company or a Welsh company
Directors & Secretaries AP01
Appointment of director
288a
Directors & Secretaries AP02
Appointment of corporate director
288a
Directors & Secretaries AP03
Appointment of secretary
288a
Directors & Secretaries AP04
Appointment of corporate secretary
288a
Directors & Secretaries TM01
Termination of appointment of director
288b
Directors & Secretaries TM02
Termination of appointment of secretary
288b
Directors & Secretaries CH01
Change of director's details
288c
Directors & Secretaries CH02
Change of corporate director's details
288c
Directors & Secretaries CH03
Change of secretary's details
288c
Directors & Secretaries CH04
Change of corporate secretary's details
288c
Dissolution DS01
Striking off application by a company
652a
Dissolution DS02
Withdrawal of striking off application by a company
652c
Incorporation IN01
Application to register a company
10,12
Investment Companies IC01
Notice of intention to carry on business as an investment company
266(1)
Investment Companies IC02
Notice that a company no longer wishes to be an investment company
266(3)
Liquidation LQ01
Notice of appointment of an administrative receiver, receiver or manager
405(1)
Liquidation LQ02
Notice of ceasing to act as an administrative receiver, receiver or manager
405(2)
Mortgage MG01
Particulars of a mortgage or charge
395
Mortgage MG02
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of mortgage or charge
403a
Mortgage MG04
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge; (b) no longer forms part of the company's property
403b
Mortgage MG06
Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired
400
Mortgage MG07
Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures
397
Mortgage MG08
Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series
379a
Mortgage MG09
Certificate of registration of a charge comprising property situated in another UK jurisdiction
398
Opening of Overseas Branch Register AD06
Notice of opening of overseas branch register
362
Opening of Overseas Branch Register AD07
Notice of discontinuance of overseas branch register
362
Other Appointments AP05
Appointment of a manager under Section 47 of the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 or receiver and manager under Section 18 of the Charities Act 1993 or judicial factor (Scotland)
Other Appointments TM03
Termination of appointment of manager under Section 47 of the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 or receiver and manager under Section 18 of the Charities Act 1993 or judicial factor (Scotland)
Other Appointments CH05
Change of service address for manager appointed under Section 47 of the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 or receiver and manager under Section 18 of the Charities Act 1993 or judicial factor (Scotland)
Registrars Powers RP01
Replacement of document not meeting requirements for proper delivery
Registrars Powers RP02A
Application for rectification by the Registrar of Companies
Registrars Powers RP02B
Application for rectification of a registered office or a UK establishment address by the Registrar of Companies
Registrars Powers RP03
Notice of an objection to a request for the Registrar of Companies to rectify the Register
Registrars Powers VT01
Certified voluntary translation of an original document that is or has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies
Re-Registration RR01
Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company
43(3)
Re-Registration RR02
Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company
53
Re-Registration RR03
Notice by the company of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration
54
Re-Registration RR04
Notice by the applicants of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration
54
Re-Registration RR05
Application by a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company
49(1)
Re-Registration RR06
Application by an unlimited company for re-registration as a private limited company
51
Re-Registration RR07
Application by a public company for re-registration as a private unlimited company
Re-Registration RR08
Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company following a court order reducing capital
139
Re-Registration RR09
Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a cancellation of shares
147
Re-Registration RR10
Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a reduction of capital due to redenomination
Resolutions Res CA2006
Special resolution on change of name
Resolutions Written Res CA2006
Written special resolution on change of name
Share Capital 980(1)
Notice of non-assenting shareholders
Share Capital 980(dec)
Statutory Declaration relating to a Notice to non-assenting shares
Share Capital 984
Notice to non-assenting shares
Share Capital SH01
Return of allotment of shares
88(2)
Share Capital SH02
Notice of consolidation, sub-division, redemption of shares or re-conversion of stock into shares
122
Share Capital SH03
Return of purchase of own shares
169
Share Capital SH04
Notice of sale or transfer of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC)
169a
Share Capital SH05
Notice of cancellation of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC)
169a(2)
Share Capital SH06
Notice of cancellation of shares
Share Capital SH07
Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company
Share Capital SH08
Notice of name or other designation of class of shares
128(4)
Share Capital SH09
Return of allotment by an unlimited company allotting new class of shares
128(1)
Share Capital SH10
Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares
128(3)
Share Capital SH11
Notice of new class of members
129(1)
Share Capital SH12
Notice of particulars of variation of class rights
129(2)
Share Capital SH13
Notice of name or other designation of class of members
129(3)
Share Capital SH14
Notice of redenomination
Share Capital SH15
Notice of reduction of capital following redenomination
Share Capital SH16
Notice by the applicants of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital
176
Share Capital SH17
Notice by the company of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital
176
Share Capital SH19 (644 & 649)
Statement of capital (Section 644 & 649)
Share Capital SH19 (108)
Statement of capital (Section 108)
Share Capital SH50
Application for trading certificate for a public company
117
Scottish Mortgage 466
Particulars of an instrument of alteration to a floating charge created by a company registered in Scotland
466
Scottish Mortgage MG01s
Particulars of a charge created by a company registered in Scotland
410
Scottish Mortgage MG02s
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a fixed charge for a company registered in Scotland
419a
Scottish Mortgage MG03s
Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of a floating charge for a company registered in Scotland
419a
Scottish Mortgage MG04s
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the fixed charge; (b) no longer forms part of the company's property for a company registered in Scotland.
419b
Scottish Mortgage MG05s
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the floating charge; (b) no longer forms part of the company's property for a company registered in Scotland.
419b
Scottish Mortgage MG06s
Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired by a company registered in Scotland
416
Scottish Mortgage MG07s
Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures by a company registered in Scotland
413
Scottish Mortgage MG08s
Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series by a company registered in Scotland
413a
Limited Partnerships
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Limited Partnerships LP5 Application for Registration of a Limited Partnership (this form has not yet been confirmed)
Limited Partnerships LP6
Limited Partnership Statement
Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Limited Liability Partnerships LL IN01
Application for the incorporation of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP2
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AP01
Appointment of member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP288a
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AP02
Appointment of corporate member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP288a
Limited Liability Partnerships LL CH01
Change of details of a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP288c
Limited Liability Partnerships Return LLCH02
Change of details of a corporate member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP288c
Limited Liability Partnerships Return LL TM01
Termination of appointment of member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP288b
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AA01
Change of accounting reference date of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP225
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AA02
Notice of removal of auditor from a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP391
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AD01
Change of accounting reference date of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP287
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AD02
Notification of the single alternative inspection location (SAIL) of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AD03
Change of location of the records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL) of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AD04
Change of location of the records to the registered office of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AD05
Notice to change the situation of an England and Wales Limited Liability Partnership or a Welsh Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP287a
Limited Liability Partnerships LL AR01
Annual Return of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP363
Limited Liability Partnerships LL DE01
Notice of change of status of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP8
Limited Liability Partnerships LL NM01
Notice of change of name of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP3
Limited Liability Partnerships LL DS01
Striking off of application by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP652a
Limited Liability Partnerships LL DS02
Withdrawal of striking off application by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP652c
Limited Liability Partnerships LL LQ01
Notice of appointment of an administrative receiver, receiver or manager by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP405(1)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL LQ02
Notice of ceasing to act as an administrative receiver, receiver or manager by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP405(2)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL RP01
Replacement of document not meeting requirements for proper delivery for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL RP02A
Application for rectification by the Registrar of Companies for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL RP02B
Application for rectification of a registered office address by the Registrar of Companies for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL RP03
Notice of an objection to a request for the Registrar of Companies to rectify the Register for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL VT01
Certified voluntary translation of an original document that is or has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Limited Liability Partnerships LL RT01
Application for administrative restoration of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) to the Register
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG01
Particulars of a mortgage or charge created by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP395
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG02
Statement of satisfaction in full or part of mortgage or charge by a Limited Liability Parternship (LLP)
LLP403a
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG04
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge; (b) no longer forms part of the Limited Liability Partnership's (LLP's) property
LLP403b
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG06
Particulars of charge subject to which property has been acquired by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP400
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG07
Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP397
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG08
Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
LLP397a
Limited Liability Partnerships Mortgage LL MG09
Certificate of registration of a charge comprising property situated in another UK jurisdiction by a Limited Liability Parternship (LLP)
LLP398
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LLP466
Particulars of an instrument of alteration to a floating charge created by a Limited Liability Partnership registered in Scotland
LLP466
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG01s
Particulars of a charge created by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP410
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG02s
Statement of satisfaction in full or part of a fixed charge by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP419a
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG03s
Statement of satisfaction in full or part of a floating charge by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP419b
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG04s
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the fixed charge; (b) no longer forms part of the Limited Liability Partnership's (LLP's) property by an LLP registered in Scotland
LLP419b
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG05s
Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the floating charge; (b) no longer forms part of the Limited Liability Partnership's (LLP's) property by an LLP registered in Scotland
LLP419b
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG06s
Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP416
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG07s
Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP413
Limited Liability Partnerships Scottish Mortgage LL MG08s
Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series by a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) registered in Scotland
LLP413a
Non Companies Act Companies
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Non Companies Act Companies NC IN01
Application by a joint stock company for registration as a public company under the Companies Act 2006
680a/684
Non Companies Act Companies NC IN02
Application by a joint stock company for registration as a private company under the Companies Act 2006
680a/684
Non Companies Act Companies NC IN03
Application by a company (not being a joint stock company) for registration under the Companies Act 2006
680b
Overseas Companies
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Overseas Companies OS IN01
Registration of an overseas company opening a UK establishment
BR1
Overseas Companies OS NM01
Registration of change of name of overseas company as registered in the UK
BR3
Overseas Companies OS CC01
Return by an overseas company of an alteration to constitutional documents
BR2
Overseas Companies OS AD01
Return by an overseas company of change of UK establishment relating to constitutional documents
BR7
Overseas Companies OS AD02
Notice of location, or change in location, of instruments creating charges and register of charges for an overseas company
Overseas Companies OS AP01
Appointment of director of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS AP02
Appointment of corporate director of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS AP03
Appointment of secretary of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS AP04
Appointment of corporate secretary of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS AP05
Appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to represent the company as a permanent representative in respect of a UK establishment
BR6
Overseas Companies OS AP06
Appointment of a judicial factor (Scotland) for an overseas company
Overseas Companies OS AP07
Appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to accept service of documents on behalf of the company in respect of a UK establishment
BR6
Overseas Companies OS TM01
Termination of appointment of director of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS TM02
Termination of appointment of secretary of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS TM03
Termination of appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to accept service of documents or person authorised to represent the company in respect of a UK establishment
BR6
Overseas Companies OS TM04
Termination of appointment of judicial factor (Scotland) of an overseas company
Overseas Companies OS CH01
Return by a UK establishment of an overseas company for change of details
BR5
Overseas Companies OS CH02
Return by an overseas company for a change of company details
BR3
Overseas Companies OS CH03
Change of details of a director of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS CH04
Change of details of a corporate director of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS CH05
Change of details of a secretary of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS CH06
Change of details of a corporate secretary of an overseas company
BR4
Overseas Companies OS CH07
Change of details by an overseas company for a person authorised to represent the company in respect of a UK establishment
BR6
Overseas Companies OS CH08
Change of service address for a judicial factor (Scotland) of an overseas company
Overseas Companies OS CH09
Change of details by an overseas company for a person authorised to accept service of documents on behalf of the company in respect of a UK establishment
BR6
Overseas Companies OS DS01
Notice of closure of a UK establishment of an overseas company
695(A)(3)
Overseas Companies OS DS02
Notice of termination of winding up of an overseas company
703(P)(5)
Overseas Companies OS LQ01
Notice of appointment of a liquidator of an overseas company
703(P)(3)
Overseas Companies OS LQ02
Notice by an overseas company which becomes subject to proceedings relating to insolvency
703(Q)(1)
Overseas Companies OS LQ03
Notice of winding up of an overseas company
703(P)(1)
Overseas Companies OS LQ04
Notice by an overseas company on cessation of proceedings relating to insolvency
703(Q)(2)
Overseas Companies OS MG01
Particulars of a mortgage or charge by an overseas company
Overseas Companies OS TN01
Transitional return by a UK establishment of an overseas company
European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIGs)
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
European Economic Interest Groupings EE FM01
Statement of name, official address, members, objects and duration for EEIG whose official address is in the UK
EEIG2
European Economic Interest Groupings EE FM02
Statement of name, establishment address in the UK and members of an EEIG whose official address is outside the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EE AP01
Appointment of manager of an EEIG where the official address of the EEIG is in the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EE AP02
Appointment of corporate manager of an EEIG where the official address is in the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EE CH01
Change of manager's details of an EEIG where the official address of the EEIG is in the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EE CH02
Change of corporate manager's details of an EEIG where the official address of the EEIG is in the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EE TM01
Termination of appointment of manager of an EEIG where the official address is in the UK
EEIG3
European Economic Interest Groupings EF NM01
Statement of name, other than registered name, under which an EEIG, whose official address is outside the UK, proposes to carry on business in the UK
EEIG6
European Economic Interest Groupings EE NM02
Statement of name, other than registered name, under which an EEIG, whose official address is outside the UK, proposes to carry on business in the UK
EEIG7
European Economic Interest Groupings EE MP01
Notice of documents and particulars required to be filed for an EEIG
EEIG4
European Economic Interest Groupings EE MP02
Notice of setting up or closure of an establishment of an EEIG
EEIG5
Societas Europaea (SE) Companies
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Societas Europaea (SE) SE AP01
Appointment of a member of a supervisory organ of a Societas Europaea (SE)
SE79a
Societas Europaea (SE) SE AP02
Appointment of corporate member of a supervisory organ of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE79a
Societas Europaea (SE) SE TM01
Terminating appointment of member of a supervisory organ of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE79B
Societas Europaea (SE) SE CH01
Change of member's details of a supervisory organ of a Societas Europaea (SE)
SE79C
Societas Europaea (SE) SE CH02
Change of corporate member's details of a supervisory organ of a Societas Europaea (SE)
SE79C
Societas Europaea (SE) SE AS01
Amendment of Statutes of a Societas Europaea (SE)
SE82(1)(a)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE CV01
Conversion of Societas Europaea (SE) to a Public Limited Company (PLC)
SE85
Societas Europaea (SE) SE DT01
Draft terms of formation of holding Societas Europaea (SE) involving a United Kingdom (UK) registered company or SE
SE68(2)(a)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE DT02
Draft terms of conversion of a Public Limited Company (PLC) to Societas Europaea (SE)
SE68(3)(a)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE DT03
Notification of draft terms of conversion of Societas Europaea (SE) to a Public Limited Company (PLC)
SE86
Societas Europaea (SE) SE FM01
Formation of subsidiary Societas Europaea (SE) under Aticle 2(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001
SE5
Societas Europaea (SE) SE FM02
Formation of holding Societas Europaea (SE)
SE6
Societas Europaea (SE) SE FM03
Formation of subsidiary Societas Europaea (SE) under Aticle 2(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001
SE7
Societas Europaea (SE) SE FM04
Transformation of a Public Limited Company (PLC) to Societas Europaea (SE)
SE8
Societas Europaea (SE) SE FM05
Formation of subsidiary Societas Europaea (SE) under Article 3(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001
SE9(1)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE SC01
Notice of satisfaction of conditions for the formation of holding Societas Europaea (SE) by a United Kingdom (UK) registered company or SE
SE70(1)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE SS01
Statement of solvency by members of Societas Europaea (SE) which is proposing to transfer from the United Kingdom (UK)
SE72(6)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE TR01
Proposed transfer from the United Kingsom (UK) of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE68(1)(a)
Societas Europaea (SE) SE TR02
Transfer to the United Kingdom (UK) of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE10
Societas Europaea (SE) SE TR03
Transfer from the United Kingdom (UK) of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE11
Societas Europaea (SE) SE WU01
Notice of initiation or termination of winding up, liquidation, insolvency, cessation of payment procedures and decision to continue operating of Societas Europaea (SE)
SE82(1)
Cross Border Mergers
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Cross Border Mergers CB01
Notice of a cross border merger involving a UK registered company
Cross Border Mergers LL CB01
Notice of a cross border merger involving a UK registered Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Newspaper Libel and Registration Act
Functional Area
Form
Name of Form
Previous Form ID
Newspaper Libel and Registration Act NLR1
Initial Registration/Annual Return form for a Newspaper
Newspaper Libel and Registration Act NLR2
Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1981

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Why are there no profit and loss figures available on the company I am searching for?
There are varying levels of statutory company filings at UK Companies House, and not all companies are obliged to file a profit and loss statement. Those companies which fall into the "small" company category can elect to file modified accounts.

The categorisation for small companies is those fulfilling two of the following three criteria:
  • Annual turnover must not be more ?2,800,000
  • The balance sheet total must not exceed ?1,400,000
  • The average number of employees must not be more than 50
Small companies deliver the following filings to Companies House:
  • Abbreviated balance sheet and notes
  • Special auditor's report (if required)

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What is a compulsory liquidation?
A compulsory liquidation of a company is one where the company is ordered by a court to be wound up.

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How long does a company have to file its accounts at UK Companies House?
The filing periods vary depending on the type of company.

Public companies are obliged to file accounts within 7 months of their year end. This means they have the 12 months of trading then a 7 month period to compile and file their return.

Private Limited companies have the 12 months and then a further 10 months.

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What are the responsibilities of a company auditor?
It is the job of the auditor to report as to whether or not the financial statements of the company have been properly prepared under the appropriate accounting rules. They must also ensure that the accounts represent a true and fair view of the company's state of affairs.

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Who appoints a receiver?
An administrative receiver is a receiver or manager of a whole or substantially the whole company's property, and is normally appointed on behalf of the holders of any debentures (charges) of the company. A receiver has the power to sell and realise assets in order to meet debts owed to the charge-holders.

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How many people are needed to form a company?
For private limited companies, one or more persons are required to form the company. In the case of a public limited company, two or more persons must subscribe.

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What do the industry quartiles tell me about a company?
We place all companies in a peer group comparison so that you can assess how your subject company is performing in relation to companies operating in the same market environments. All measures are percentage and ratio based so that size of company is not reflective in measuring overall performance.

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What is an annual return?
An annual return is general information about a company's directors and secretary, registered office address, shareholders and share capital.

If a company files an annual return late, or not at all, the company and its director(s) and secretary can be prosecuted.

All annual returns must be delivered to Companies House within 28 days of the made-up date given on the form. There is an annual document-processing fee of ?30 which must be sent with the annual return.

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How do you get an annual return?
Companies House write to every company at its registered office when the annual return is due to be filed.

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