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Legislative reform

Companies House reform: identity verification

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.

What Companies House will look like in the future

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.

Turning policy into legislation: the passage of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill

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.

What the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill and the corporate transparency and register reform white paper means for Companies House

The government has announced that new legislation will be brought forward to tackle economic crime. Find out what these measures mean for Companies House.