Company Secretarial

Whatever size a business is, there are a multitude of statutory reporting and filing requirements that all companies must fulfil which we help our clients to manage.

Overseeing all aspects of statutory reporting

We provide a full range of company secretarial support for owner managed businesses (OMBs), large corporates and UK subsidiaries of international groups, to oversee all aspects of their statutory reporting and filing.

Under the Companies Act 2006, all companies, along with certain partnerships, must file their annual accounts with Companies House, whilst ensuring that their records are accurate and kept fully up to date with any company changes throughout the year.

From new business incorporations to minutes of meetings for annual accounts filing and reporting directorship changes, we ensure clients meet all their statutory reporting obligations, whilst administering all the relevant paperwork and supporting documentation required by Companies House, on their behalf. Key to the personalised service we provide is that clients can access our specialist advice and support when they need it – we are always available to assist and answer questions they have or advise on any company secretarial matter for peace of mind.

  • 5m

    Number of registered companies on the Companies House register at the end of 2022, September 2019
  • £1500

    Penalty private companies or LLPs can be charged if their company accounts haven’t been filed more than six months after the due date, doubled if accounts are filed late in 2 successive financial years (beginning on or after 6 April 2008), September 2019
  • 223,640

    The number of late filing penalties which were issued by Companies House in 2018, September 2019

Areas we cover:

  • Fully managed company secretarial service and specialist advisory support
  • Dedicated support for start-ups and overseas businesses expanding in the UK
  • Advice on business set ups, structuring, and restructuring
  • Incorporation of new companies, partnerships and UK subsidiaries
  • Registration with HMRC for Tax and VAT compliance
  • Provision of registered office address and forwarding of all Companies House correspondence and updates to clients
  • Annual confirmation statement and filing of other company documents
  • Statutory reporting of company changes, including director appointments, new names and addresses, share allotments and company accounting dates.
  • Issuing and registration of new share certificates and dividend vouchers
  • Preparing and distributing minutes of meetings

Considering all related financial compliance & advice

Full compliance management for UK and overseas companies

In addition to company secretarial support, we provide clients with a wide range of complementary business compliance and advisory services, including helping them to select and set up the right company structures, overseeing the production of statutory accounts, and managing corporation tax, VAT returns and payroll.

We can prepare UK accounts for businesses of all sizes.  Under the Companies Act 2006, the majority of private companies can choose to prepare their accounts using an appropriate reporting framework and we help clients assess which regime is most suitable.

Organisations’ reporting requirements vary greatly, depending on a number of factors and we guide clients through the different rules that apply to them, covering micro-entities, small, medium, and large companies, group companies, Limited (LP), Limited Liability (LLP) and General Partnerships (GP). There are simplifications available for micro-entities, small and medium-sized companies, which we can advise on. Additionally, we can provide official financial statements for shareholders, lenders and other key stakeholders, when required.

We offer a wide range of integrated compliance and advisory services for business and corporate clients, covering all aspects of Pay As You Earn for employers, corporation tax and VAT compliance to meet the exacting requirements of Making Tax Digital.

Many of our UK clients operate across different tax jurisdictions and have complex accounting, tax and VAT requirements, which are amongst our many areas of expertise. Additionally, we support overseas companies and groups looking to expand in the UK, acting as their ‘in-house’ finance team to manage all their accounting and compliance, whilst advising them on a raft of financial and tax issues to ensure the most effective business set ups.

A springboard for considering wider financial issues

Alongside satisfying statutory reporting requirements with Companies House, we can use clients’ annual accounts to prepare disclosures for filing corporation tax and partnership tax returns with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Whilst clients’ trust in the quality and efficiency of our financial and tax compliance, this work is also the springboard for us to consider wider tax and strategic issues for clients through our business consulting and corporate advisory teams. This integrated approach ensures that all financial aspects are being considered to optimise tax efficiency, whilst highlighting emerging commercial opportunities.

Related Services

Our work is diverse, multi-disciplined and multi-jurisdictional. We provide a very effective accountancy service for our creative, entrepreneurial and owner managed business clients, along with specialist support and advice on a range of complex cross border tax and VAT issues.

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If you’d like more information about this service specialism or have a particular financial issue to discuss, please do get in touch.