As of 4 March 2024, there is no longer a need to keep a register of directors, register of directors’ residential addresses, register of secretaries, register of persons with significant control (PSC register) and register of charges. Instead, this information will be kept at Companies House, placing an obligation on companies to notify any changes. Companies are still required to keep their register of members at the company’s registered office, which is an appropriate address notified to Companies House.
Private companies no longer have the option to keep certain information on the central Companies House register. This means that the information will need to be kept safely for inspection.
Every company must keep a register of its members (shareholders), showing the following particulars:
The register must be kept at the company's registered office.
The register is prima facie evidence of the matters directed or authorised by the Companies Acts to be inserted in it. Consequently, entries should be made in the register only in accordance with proper allotment or transfer procedures.
Although the requirement to keep a register of directors, register of directors’ residential addresses, register of secretaries, PSC register and register of charges is abolished as of March 2024, companies may continue to keep them for their internal records.
Companies may also continue to keep other registers, such as a register of allotments, register of transfers, register of sealings, but these are not statutory registers and there is no obligation to do so.
The information on this page provides a high-level summary of the statutory registers required to be maintained by companies.
It is not intended to comprise definitive legal advice or to be conclusively relied upon by any recipient and no liability is accepted in relation to the information contained in it.
We would be happy to provide advice and guidance regarding statutory registers tailored to your business.
The information on these small business guide pages do not constitute legal advice, it is simply information. You should always seek independent legal advice.
Farringford Legal can advise you on all the topics covered.
We ensure all our advice and guidance is tailored to your business. We make the law fit your business, not try to make your business fit the law.
We offer a free half hour consultation to discuss your needs. Get in touch to book your appointment now
Farringford House, 24 Kent Road, East Molesey
Farringford Legal Limited
Registered address: Farringford House, 24 Kent Road, East Molesey KT8 9JZ Registered in England & Wales, no 13546843
Copyright © 2021 Farringford Legal - All Rights Reserved.
VAT no 389500077
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. More details.