Changes to Confirmation Statements

From 4th March you must provide a registered email address on the Confirmation Statement. This is an email address that Companies House can use to communicate with the company. The email address can be any email address, which can be yours. Companies House will use this email address to communicate with you about your company, so it’s important that you choose an appropriate email address. You can register the same email address for more than one company.

You cannot file the Confirmation Statement without this email address.

Changes to Confirmation Statement Checklists

You will see below a box that asks you to agree to the the lawful purpose statement.

A box to provide the contact email address for the company will be available within the Confirmation Statement checklist. This is an opportunity to provide you with this email address.

Adding the email address

Once you have the contact email address, you can add this against the company in FirstOrder Secretarial, which will be used to submit as part of the Confirmation Statement.

You will find this within Company (menu option) > Details > Regd Office, email, Sail & HMRC

Changes to Company Formations

Another change is that you must provide us with a registered email address before forming a new company. This must be provided before we can register the company. This will be available from 4th March. The email address can be any email address, which can be yours. Companies House will use this email address to communicate with you about your company, so it’s important that you choose an appropriate email address. You can register the same email address for more than one company.

Statement of lawful purpose

When you incorporate a company from 4 March 2024, the subscribers (shareholders) will need to confirm they’re forming the company for a lawful purpose.

You’ll also need to confirm the company’s intended future activities are lawful on the confirmation statement.

The intention of these new statements is to make it clear that all companies on the register, new and existing, have a duty to operate in a lawful way. Companies House may take action against your company if they receive information that confirms you’re not operating lawfully.

If you have any questions regarding the changes, please feel free to contact us on 0117 910 4741 or email us at enquiries@fcls.co.uk

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