COMPANY LAW - 07.07.2020
Could your business be wound up?
A business published educational booklets for schools on topics such as bullying, knife crime and online safety. It was wound up in the public interest in June 2020. Why, and what lessons can you take from this case?
CORONAVIRUS - COMPANY MEETINGS - 12.05.2020
Holding a meeting without meeting
To keep your company going through the coronavirus lockdown, you’ll need to hold board meetings and maybe even the occasional shareholder meeting. How can you hold socially distanced meetings that are valid under company law?
CORONAVIRUS - COMPANIES HOUSE - 07.05.2020
Three-month filing extension for accounts
Company law has always given Companies House the discretion to grant a three-month filing extension for accounts but it’s normal Companies House policy not to allow extensions unless there are extreme circumstances. Coronavirus extension. However, as part of the government’s agreed measures for dealing with coronavirus, while companies will still have to apply for the three-month extension, those citing issues around coronavirus will automatically and immediately be granted an extension. ...
CORONAVIRUS - DIRECTORS’ DUTIES - 28.04.2020
Wrongful trading rules relaxed
The government has temporarily suspended the wrongful trading rules to ease the pressure on businesses. What do you need to know?
CORONAVIRUS - COMPANY LAW - 15.04.2020
Board meetings during the crisis
Board meetings are not a legal requirement for most small businesses but in the current climate the directors will need to talk frequently. How do you get the best out of these meetings?
COMPANIES HOUSE - 04.02.2020
Could you be reported for incorrect PSC info?
New money laundering regulations. On 10 January 2020, the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) came into force in the UK. One of the key changes is that, as part of their take-on procedures, accountants and tax advisors are now obliged to tell Companies House if there’s a discrepancy between the information that they hold about a beneficial owner of a company or LLP and the information that’s on the persons with significant control (PSC) register. ...