The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency (ECCT) Bill will give us the powers we need to improve the accuracy of information on our registers and to play a significant role in tackling economic crime. We're exploring how our new powers will be funded and what impact this will have on the fees we charge.
Companies House transformation
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Since the Register of Overseas Entities was launched last year, we’ve been working hard to make improvements to the service. Here, we take a look at where we are now and give an update on the next phase of service development.
As the nation celebrates the coronation of King Charles III, we take a look at how the Companies House register looked in past coronation years of our 179-year history. From the Edwardian era to Queen Elizabeth II, find out how the company register has changed over time
It’s been just over a year since the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act was introduced in Parliament and it’s been an incredibly busy year for us at Companies House. The Register of Overseas Entities came into force on 1 …
When the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill is passed, along with many other changes such as identity verification, we expect to gain the power to mandate how companies file their accounts. We will be moving to software-only accounts filing, which will see the removal of all other filing routes for accounts.
The way we operate at Companies House is changing. Since 22 September 2022, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has been making its way through Parliament. The changes set out in the Bill will improve transparency by making more financial information available to the public. This will help tackle economic crime and provide more information for enforcement agencies. As part of this package of reform, we are streamlining the accounts filing options available to small and micro companies.
At Companies House, we will be implementing a new identity verification process to help deter those wishing to start companies for illegal purposes. Find out how anyone setting up, running, owning or controlling a company in the UK will need to verify their identity to prove that they are who they claim to be.
Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was accelerated and rapidly passed. A key component was the new Register of Overseas Entities, along with other measures to combat financial crime. What is the Register …
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. This legislation will fundamentally change our role and purpose and give us the powers we need to play a more significant role in tackling economic crime.
The new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill will lead to major reform at Companies House. Read our blog post to find out more about the changes.