Announcements on GOV.UK


11/27/2017 10:25 AM
News story: New insolvency regulations starting 8 December 2017
The Insolvency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017 are coming into force 8 December 2017.

08/12/2017 11:45 PM
News story: Certificate refunds: overseas and unregistered companies
You can apply for a refund if you've bought an incorporation certificate for overseas or unregistered companies from Companies House.

08/01/2017 12:13 PM
News story: Companies House announces new Chief Executive
Louise Smyth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Companies House and The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.

06/30/2017 11:03 AM
News story: Lesley Cowley named as new chair of Companies House
Lesley Cowley has today (30 June 2017) been named as the new chair of Companies House.

04/19/2017 02:39 PM
News story: Changes to UK anti-money laundering measures
Anti-money laundering measures changed on 26 June.

04/10/2017 09:55 PM
News story: Accounts filing options for small companies
Changes to UK company law removed the option for small companies to file abbreviated accounts for accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2016.

04/06/2017 12:30 AM
News story: New type of limited partnership
The Legislative Reform (Private Fund Limited Partnerships) Order 2017 came into force 6 April 2017.

03/31/2017 09:58 AM
Press release: Commission launches ‘time saving’ accounts templates for charitable companies
Partnership between Companies House and Commission assists accounts preparation and filing for small charities which are also registered with Companies House.

03/09/2017 09:00 AM
News story: Follow companies for free
The Follow service allows you to receive email alerts when companies file with us.

03/01/2017 10:51 AM
News story: Introduction of Insolvency Rules 2016
Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 have been introduced.

12/19/2016 01:09 PM
News story: Change to insolvency rules
Insolvency rules change in April 2017.

11/30/2016 11:19 AM
News story: The Postal Administration (Scotland) Rules 2016
The Postal Administration (Scotland) Rules 2016 came into force on 1 October 2016.

09/06/2016 09:07 AM
News story: 30 September filing deadline for accounts
If you're one of the 250,000 companies that must file their accounts by the end of the month, don't leave it to the last minute.

09/05/2016 09:00 AM
News story: Benefits of filing online
Accountants tell us the benefits they've experienced filing online.

08/02/2016 10:52 AM
News story: Watch our video on completing your confirmation statement
All companies are required complete a confirmation statement and to identify and record the people who own or control their company.

06/24/2016 10:54 AM
News story: Service availability during the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act implementation
On 30 June 2016, we’re implementing the next set of SBEE measures, and need to make some changes to our systems.

06/14/2016 11:31 AM
News story: Changes to the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010
The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 as amended by the Insurance Act 2015 and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016 will come into force on 1 August 2016.

06/09/2016 09:29 AM
News story: Changes to our fees in June
Some of our fees changed on 30 June 2016

05/03/2016 01:07 PM
News story: Changes to accounting regulations
New regulations bring changes for company accounts

04/06/2016 08:35 AM
News story: Keeping your people with significant control (PSC) register
From 6 April 2016 companies, LLPs and SEs need to keep a register of their 'people with significant control'.

04/04/2016 06:57 AM
News story: Power issues at Companies House Edinburgh
Issues at our Edinburgh office

03/21/2016 10:20 AM
News story: Regulations applying to Northern Ireland charities
New regulations applying to Northern Ireland charities have come into force.

03/07/2016 09:14 AM
News story: Consultation on changes to our statistical releases
We're proposing to change the size and format of our statistical releases and the frequency we publish them.

03/01/2016 01:57 PM
News story: Moving towards becoming a 100% digital organisation
Companies House aims to become a 100% digital organisation.

02/12/2016 01:40 PM
News story: Registration of company number 10000000
Company number 10000000 has been registered at Companies House.

01/25/2016 11:58 AM
News story: Search the disqualified directors register on our beta service
Access to our register of disqualified directors is one of several updates to the service.

12/10/2015 04:17 PM
News story: Accounts filing deadline on 31 December 2017
If you're one of the many companies that must file their accounts by the end of the month, don't leave it to the last minute.

09/17/2015 09:38 AM
News story: Accounts filing deadline on 30 September 2015
If you're one of the 250,000 companies that must file their accounts by the end of the month, don't leave it to the last minute.

08/24/2015 08:00 AM
News story: Launch of Digital Services graduate development programme 2015
Apply now to join Companies House under our Digital Services graduate development programme.

07/09/2015 09:24 AM
News story: Change to the way in which a company provides information about related undertakings
From 1 July 2015 changes to way in which companies can fulfill the requirements of section 409 of the Companies Act 2006 came into force.

07/08/2015 12:16 PM
News story: Amendment to the Insolvency Rules (Northern Ireland) 1991
The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2015 amend the Insolvency Rules (Northern Ireland) 1991.

06/22/2015 10:30 AM
News story: Launch of the new Companies House public beta service
The new service gives free access to over 170 million company records.

06/04/2015 01:16 PM
News story: Time to tell us when your company officer details change
If you're late telling Companies House about changes to your officer's details, it could come at a cost.

04/16/2015 01:38 PM
News story: Repeal of the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1881
From the 26 May 2015 there is no longer a requirement for a newspaper, not incorporated as a company, to file an annual return or notify a change of proprietor.

03/25/2015 10:00 AM
News story: Extractive industries reporting: draft schema and step by step guide
Information on the draft schema to be used by extractive companies for reporting to Companies House.

01/12/2015 09:04 AM
News story: Web incorporation service restored
Web incorporation service now restored

12/10/2014 12:08 PM
News story: Companies House Christmas and New Year opening times
Our online services are available throughout the holiday period.

12/04/2014 12:00 PM
News story: Changes to the rules for company and business names
Outcome of the Red Tape Challenge consultation on company and business names.

11/17/2014 09:00 AM
News story: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here
The Act represents significant change for companies.

10/07/2014 11:04 AM
News story: Email reminders help companies file on time
Companies who have switched to email reminders from paper are more likely to file their accounts and confirmation statement (annual return) on time.