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All Change at Companies House as the Implementation of the Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act Begins

All Change at Companies House as the Implementation of the Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act Begins

The Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act 2023 received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023 and represents the biggest reform to Companies House since it was created in 1884. Changes will come into force throughout 2024 and 2025, beginning in March 2024. Here's what's happening. Continue reading

Top Legal Tips for Startup Businesses

When starting out in business there are many decisions to be made, some of which can have a significant impact on the success of the new venture. Legal issues are particularly important, and entrepreneurs should spend some time considering this aspect. In this post, we will examine some of the legal decisions facing new business ... Continue reading

The Register of Overseas Entities – Buying Land in the UK

New Registration Requirements for Overseas Entities Buying Land in the UKFor several years, the UK government has sought to cut property fraud and money laundering activity in the UK. One key element they have focused on is making the ownership of property in the UK more transparent. Overseas entities have sought to invest in pr ... Continue reading

Why You Should be Looking at ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance

What is ESG About?“ESG” stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance”. The ESG acronym is being increasingly used as a shorthand term for a wide range of issues relevant to how a business can have a net positive impact on the world and how it can demonstrate that it is having that impact.All ESG issues relate in some way to ... Continue reading

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act

OverviewThe Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIG) received Royal Assent on 26 June 2020. The CIG is expected to improve the ability of companies to be efficiently restructured, reinvigorate UK rescue culture, and support the UK’s economic recovery.It also includes temporary corporate governance changes to shareholder mee ... Continue reading

SME Tips for Weathering the Coronavirus Storm

IntroductionThe outbreak of COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic is unprecedented in recent times and its economic impact is similarly unheard of. The Office for Budget Responsibility recently warned that the pandemic could lead to the UK economy shrinking by 35% by June 2020.For many businesses of all shapes and sizes, in a variet ... Continue reading

Brexit Notes: No-Deal & Company Law

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 by virtue of having served a formal notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to terminate its membership of the EU.At the time of writing, it is still not clear whether this departure will be delayed, accompanied by a ‘deal’ smoothing the exit throug ... Continue reading

People With Significant Control Registers – a new era in corporate transparency?

Private companies have traditionally been the weak link in corporate transparency but as of 6th April, 2016, this is all about to change. Publicly listed companies are subject to a much more stringent disclosure regime and for many companies, even larger ones, the lack of disclosure around who owns or controls a private company ... Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

This blog looks at what the new Act is, its implementation into law, key changes and what you should be doing now to prepare for some of the more significant changes due to take place.What is the new Act?The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent in the last days of the previous parliament. The ... Continue reading

More Red Tape or Less? Are you ready for the Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill?

Changes to company law and corporate administration are due at the end of the year as part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (the Bill). The intention of the Bill is to help small and medium sized businesses compete and grow. By promoting accountability and transparency it is hoped that further investment wil ... Continue reading

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