9 December, 2020
Q. In our UK company we have a corporate director that is a legal entity incorporated in Germany, will there be any additional filings that we will have to attend to post 1 January 2021?
A. The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. From 1 January 2021, the filing requirements for a UK company or LLP with EEA corporate officers will change. In the main, changes to filing requirements will only impact UK companies or LLPs that appoint or that have appointed the services of an EEA corporate officer.
UK companies and LLPs with a corporate officer will have to provide additional information to Companies House (amendments to sections 164 and 278 of the Companies Act 2006). The additional information is:
alongside existing information which is:
This change will not affect a company or LLP which has a UK registered limited company as a corporate officer.
The changes apply for new incorporations/new appointments and existing appointments and the relevant forms have been updated and can be found on the CH website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/changes-to-companies-house-forms-from-1-january-2021#corporate-officers
If you need any help with your CH filing obligations or with any of your compliance or governance policies generally, please contact us. All our contact details are on our website www.brucewallace.co.uk
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