Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Requirements) Regulations 2016
On 30th June 2016 the Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Requirements) Regulations (the “Regulations”) came into force. The Regulations bring into effect various changes to… Read more
On 30th June 2016 the Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Filing Requirements) Regulations (the “Regulations”) came into force. The Regulations bring into effect various changes to company filing requirements contained in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
The following key changes are worth noting:
- New regulation 18A of the Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009 – LLPs are no longer required to keep their own register of members and register of members’ residential addresses, and instead can choose to file the information with the Registrar at Companies House. Note, LLPs are also able to keep their register of persons with significant control at Companies House, by virtue of section 790X of the Companies Act 2006 and The Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016.
- New Part 8 of the Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009 – LLPs will no longer be required to file annual returns at Companies House, and may instead file a confirmation statement confirming that the information held in respect of the LLP is up to date. To be able to make the confirmation statement, the LLP will need to have notified Companies House of any changes to its registered office, members (including appointments, terminations and changes to details) and also any changes to the information that it has elected to keep on the public record (see above).
- Amendments to section 1078A of the Companies Act 2006 – the new section will allow the Registrar to omit the date of birth of LLP members and persons having significant control of LLPs from the public registers maintained at Companies House.
- New paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the Unregistered Companies Regulations 2009 – this amendment allows unregistered companies to deliver a confirmation statement instead of an annual return, bringing the position for unregistered companies into line with registered companies and LLPs.
- Amendments to the classification system for company’s principal business activities – the Regulations also contain a classification schedule for types of company and adds additional codes for certain business activities.
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