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Introductory guide to the register of members

Guidance Note – Register of Members


The register of members is the definitive record of share ownership in a private limited company. This guidance note is solely focused on this statutory register and aims to provide customers with a more in depth understanding of the requirements of this register for a private limited company.

This guidance note covers the following:

  • responsibility for maintaining the register;
  • how to keep the register;
  • where to keep the register;
  • the contents of the register;
  • indexing the register;
  • single member companies;
  • who should be listed as a member;
  • data protection;
  • updating the register;
  • removing entries;
  • access to the register; and
  • rectifying the register.

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