Changes to UK company law

In one of the most significant moments in our history, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has become law.


Once the measures come into force, Companies House will play a much greater role in disrupting economic crime and preventing abuse of the register, while supporting economic growth and ease of doing business in the UK.


Some of the measures include:

  • introducing identity verification for all new and existing registered company directors, people with significant control, and those who file on behalf of companies
  • broadening our powers to become a more active gatekeeper over company creation and a custodian of more reliable data
  • improving the financial information on the register so that the register is more reliable and accurate, reflects the latest advancements in digital technology, and enables better business decisions
  • providing Companies House with more effective investigation and enforcement powers, and increasing our ability to share relevant information with partners
  • enhancing the protection of personal information to protect individuals from fraud and other harms

For more detail, visit Companies House 



Source: Companies House 

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