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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Part 8: Company Filing Requirements

65.The Companies Red Tape Challenge identified a number of measures to simplify the company filing requirements and reduce duplication of the requirements. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consulted on these measures in November 2013 and published the Government response to the consultation in April 2014. The measures included in Part 8 of the Act include changes to the annual return process to give companies more flexibility to use a ‘check and confirm’ process at any point in a year; and the option of holding some of a company’s registers at Companies House instead of at the company’s registered office. This Part also includes changes to the disputes processes for a company’s registered office address and for the appointment of directors as well as a faster process to strike a company off the Companies House register.

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