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The Essential Guide to the Statutory Registers

Half-day course  |  3 CPD hours

£ 269 +VAT per person

£269 +VAT
per person

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The Essential Guide to the Statutory Registers

Half-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £269 +VAT per person

Course overview

This course is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about your company’s statutory registers. It covers all of them in detail, including the new and challenging Register of People with Significant Control. The presenter will explain exactly what the PSC register must contain, the sometimes onerous steps that must be taken to obtain the information, and other important details that may be a surprise to many. It will help you to fully understand how and where to keep the registers, public rights of access and the rules on confidentiality.

Failure to maintain an up-to-date set of registers is an offence that can result in prosecutions and fines being imposed. It is essential that company secretaries and other people involved in the administration of companies master these requirements.  Attending this course will bring you right up to speed and help you to ensure that your company is fully compliant with UK company law.

What will you learn?

  • What is the purpose of the statutory registers?
  • Where must the registers be kept?
  • When and how must you report the location of the registers to Companies House?
  • What rights do the public have to inspect the registers?
  • What is the ‘proper purpose’ test?
  • Which registers are compulsory for all companies and which are not?
  • Why is the date of your company’s formation important?
  • Do you need to keep a register of secretaries if your company no longer has a company secretary?
  • Can the public discover the directors’ residential addresses?
  • Which companies can choose to keep their registers at Companies House?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping the registers at Companies House?
  • Exactly how do you set about keeping the registers at Companies House?
  • What is the new register of people with significant control?
  • What rights and obligations do you have to compel people to give you the information for the register of people with significant control?
  • Can people go to prison if they do not co-operate (the answer is yes)?
  • What are the five categories of control?
  • What are the three threshold levels of control?
  • What if a trust has significant control?
  • What if a foreign person or company has significant control?
  • Must details of the directors be entered in the register of people with significant control?
  • Must shareholders who own more than 25% of the shares make their dates of birth available to the public?
  • How often must the details of the register of people with significant control be supplied to Companies House?
  • What details must be submitted to Companies House as part of the annual confirmation statement?
  • Is everything the same for companies limited by guarantee?
  • Is everything the same for dormant companies?

Extra benefits

  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • Detailed notes by Roger Mason
  • A certificate of attendance

Who should attend?

Company secretaries, financial controllers, company directors and anyone involved in the administration of companies need to understand these requirements. 

Course presenters

  • Roger Mason

    Roger is a qualified Company Secretary  and Accountant with vast experience and a highly practical approach. He has held several senior positions and for twenty years was a Company Secretary and Financial Director. Roger is also the author of 28 books, including 'Company Law: The Authoritative Guide for Directors and Secretaries', a comprehensive book covering many aspects of Company Law. 

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