Section 9: Registration documents
36.This section replaces various provisions in sections 2 and 10 of the 1985 Act. It prescribes the types of information or “documents” that must be delivered to the registrar when an application for registration is made and the registrar to whom the information must be delivered.
37.The changes to the way in which certain information is delivered to the registrar are required as a result of the changes that have been made to the memorandum. In future, information which is currently set out in the memorandum will be provided to the registrar in accordance with the provisions of this section, which prescribes, amongst other things, the contents of the application for registration. In all cases this application must state:
the company’s proposed name;
whether the company’s registered office is to be situated in England and Wales (or Wales), in Scotland or in Northern Ireland;
whether the liability of the company’s members is to be limited and if so whether it is to be limited by shares or by guarantee;
whether the company is to be a private or a public company.
38.In the case of a company that is to have a share capital, the application must also contain a statement of capital and initial shareholdings (see section 10). In the case of a company that is to be limited by guarantee the application must also contain a statement of guarantee (see section 11).
39.In all cases the application must also contain a statement of the company’s proposed officers (see section 12) and a statement of the intended address of the company’s registered office (that is, the postal address of the company’s registered office as opposed to a statement confirming the jurisdiction in which the company’s registered office is to be situated – which is also required).
40.The application for registration must also contain a copy of any proposed articles (to the extent that the company does not intend to use the model articles (see sections 19 and 20) and must be accompanied by the memorandum (seesubsection (1)) of this section and a statement of compliance (see section 13).
41.In future it will be possible to form a company on-line and the various types of information referred to in the section are, therefore, capable of being delivered as a series of data entries as well as in paper or such other form as the registrar may permit or prescribe. The registrar has power under section 1068 to prescribe the form and manner in which documents are to be delivered to her.