The following changes have already taken place
Some things are optional, others are not:
Be aged 16 or over to be appointed as a director.
You do not need to:
All Companies House accounts filling deadlines have been reduced by one month.
You have one month less to file your accounts. For a private company it is nine months if you are a public company. This applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 6 April 2008.
If you file your accounts late you will be liable for a late filing penalty of up to £1,500 for a private company.
Full details can be found on our website.
Remember, you have 1 month less time.
It is vital that you remember, as you face a significant financial penalty if you do not file your accounts by the due date.
Save time and trouble by Filing on line
This saves you time in providing information and gives you step-by-step help to prevent any errors or the irritation of having forms rejected. It can be cheaper too for some fee bearing forms.
You can access the WebFiling pages on our website.
From 1st October, the Registrar's Protected Online Filing (PROOF) scheme will operate under the framework of the Act (section 1070).
Corporate identity fraud is becoming an increasing problem, with smaller firms just as vulnerable as larger ones. PROOF is our
scheme, which reduces the likelihood of your company falling victim to fraud. PROOF customers are protected from changes to their company details. They agree with the Registrar that they will only file certain documents electronically. If a fraudster tried to hijack' their company by filing a piece of paper this will be rejected.
Protect your company with PROOF. Find our more or signup on our website.
The Registrar urges all companies to sign up to PROOF. It can now easily be done via the WebFiling service using the company's authentication code (you no longer need the written consent of each director).
In the current economic climate and with changes in funding methods the question of how to maintain current income sources and generating new ones is high on the agenda for many organisations. Here we look at how a fundraising strategy can help you plan ahead and be of benefit to your organisation.
Top tips on what to include:
AIMS: What do you want to achieve?
OBJECTIVES: what do you plan to do (activities, services)?
BUDGET: What will achieving your Aims and Objectives cost?
TIMTNG: By when do you need the money/resources?
Where can you get the money/resources? (grants, contracts, trade, members, contributions, events)
What do you need to do and by when to obtain the resources/money?
Who is going to be responsible for doing what?
What is your back-up plan (contingency strategy) if the plans fail?