What is the Register of Directors (Individuals)?

Register Of Directors (Individuals)

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Companies are required to keep a register of Directors at their registered office (or at a place specified in regulations under section 1136 of the Companies Act 2006). This form of the register is specifically to record the details of individuals who are company directors. We have created registers applicable to both individuals and corporate entities respectively for ease of use due to the differing disclosure requirements relating to each, however the Companies Act 2006 does not draw a distinction between the two, referring only to a “Register of Directors”.

Individuals are required to provide a service address for inclusion in the register. A service address means an address at which documents may be effectively served on the director. A director may give the company’s registered office as his or her service address. The service address may also be the same as the director’s residential address but this will not be apparent from the public record.

Individual directors are also required to include any name by which the individual was formerly known for business purposes since the age of 16. If there is more than one such former name, each must be included. However former names not used for 20 years do not need to be stated.

The register must be kept available for inspection at the company’s registered office by members (free of charge) or the public (for a prescribed fee). Refusal to permit inspection is an offence for which every company officer in default (including a shadow director) can be liable. In addition, the court may compel immediate inspection of the register if the company has refused.

Note that as of October 2015, the full date of birth of directors will not be shown on the public record. The day of birth will be suppressed, for example on a birth date 1st January 1960, the '1st' will be suppressed. The full date of birth still needs to be provided to Companies House.

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