The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023: Transforming Companies House – an update

Further to our recent article on the introduction of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (the “Act”), a number of the provisions came in with effect from 4 March 2024. The provisions bring about fundamental changes to the purpose and role of Companies House and include extensions to the power of Registrars, tighter restrictions on company names, enhanced controls on registered office addresses and the introduction of new requirements.

Companies House has also published changes to their current fees which are due to be implemented on 1 May 2024.

Below is a table of what we deem to be the most relevant fee increases to our clients. While different fees apply to online filings and hardcopy (‘paper’) filings, we have focused this article on fees for online filing as they represent the primary method of transaction for the majority of our clients.

However, fees for paper filings have been included where there are no suitable alternatives.

TransactionNew Fee
Incorporation£50.00
Incorporation (Same Day)£78.00
Re-registration of a Company – Paper£71.00
Confirmation Statement£34.00
Change of Name£20.00
Change of Name (Same Day)£83.00
Registration of a Charge£15.00
Voluntary Strike Off£33.00
Reduction of Share Capital£33.00
Reduction of Share Capital (Same Day)£136.00
Administrative Restoration – Paper£468.00
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection – Paper£30.00
TransactionNew Fee
Registration of LLP£50.00
Registration of LLP (Same Day)£78.00
Confirmation Statement£34.00
Change of Name£20.00
Change of Name (Same Day)£83.00
Registration of a Charge£15.00
Voluntary Strike Off£33.00
Administrative Restoration – Paper£468.00
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection – Paper£30.00

For full details of expected fee increases, please visit the government’s Changes to UK company law website.

Our expert team of commercial lawyers are available to advise on and assist with all constitutional matters including Companies House filing requirements.

At TWM, you’ll also benefit from dedicated registered office and company secretarial services, ensuring directors, members, and shareholders have the necessary support to meet their ongoing statutory obligations. Our services extend to a wide range of privately owned companies, whether limited by shares or guarantee, as well as partnerships, including LLP or general partnerships.

For further information about these services and our associated fees, please click here. If you wish to enquire about any of our services, please contact company.secretarial@twmsolicitors.com.

Picture of Co-authored by Jazzmyn Crathern and Hayley Prosser

Co-authored by Jazzmyn Crathern and Hayley Prosser

Further to our recent article on the introduction of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (the “Act"), a number of the provisions came in with effect from 4 March 2024.

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023: Transforming Companies House – an update

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