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Companies Act 1948

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125Annual return to be made by company not having a share capital

(1)Every company not having a share capital shall once at least in every calendar year make a return stating—

(a)the address of the registered office of the company;

(b)in a case in which the register of members is, under the provisions of this Act, kept elsewhere than at that office, the address of the place where it is kept;

(c)in a case in which any register of holders of debentures of the company or any duplicate of any such register or part of any such register is, under the provisions of this Act, kept, in England in the case of a company registered in England or in Scotland in the case of a company registered in Scotland, elsewhere than at the registered office of the company, the address of the place where it is kept;

(d)all such particulars with respect to the persons who at the date of the return are the directors of the company and any person who at that date is secretary of the company as are by this Act required to be contained with respect to directors and the secretary respectively in the register, of directors and secretaries of a company: Provided that a company need not make a return under this subsection either in the year of its incorporation or, if it is not required by section one hundred and thirty-one of this Act to hold an annual general meeting during the following year, in that year.

(2)There shall be annexed to the return a statement containing particulars of the total amount of the indebtedness of the company in respect of all mortgages and charges which are required (or, in the case of a company registered in Scotland, which, if the company had been registered in England, would be required) to be registered with the registrar of companies under this Act, or which would have been required so to be registered if created after the first day of July, nineteen hundred and eight. .

(3)If a company fails to comply with this section, the company and every officer of the company who is in default shall be liable to a default fine.

(4)For the purposes of this section the expressions " officer " and " director " shall include any person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of the company are accustomed to act.

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