Are you a company director?

Industry News - 20th September 2023

There is more to being appointed a company director than accepting the title.

According to Companies House, the formal and statutory responsibilities for a director include:

  • filing an annual confirmation statement
  • filing your company annual accounts – even if the company is dormant
  • notifying Companies House of any change in your company’s officers or their personal details
  • notifying any change to your company’s registered office address 
  • filing details of any allotment of shares
  • dealing with the registration of any charges (mortgage)
  • notifying Companies House of any change in your company’s ‘people with significant control’ (PSCs) or their personal details. 

Additionally, directors need to record minutes of company meetings that impact returns to Companies House and HMRC. For example, when dividends are voted and paid.

Directors should be aware that if you use a sensitive address like your home address as your company’s registered office or single alternative inspection location (SAIL), it will be available to the public via the Companies House website. You cannot remove a registered office or SAIL address from the public register, even if it’s your home address.

If you are a director of a registered company, some of your details will be made public on the website. This includes your:

  • name 
  • nationality 
  • occupation 
  • month and year of your date of birth. 

A director must provide two addresses:

  • a correspondence address for the public register – known as a ‘service address’
  • their home address – known as the ‘usual residential address’. 

A correspondence address is one you can use to receive communications about the company. This can be the same as the registered office address of the company, or it can be somewhere different.

A residential address is a director’s usual home address. This will not be available on the public register for everyone to see as it’s kept on a private register.

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