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Checklist of Headline Points for Economic Crime Act


This checklist provides an overview of the headline points that all private companies should be aware of in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023. It will help company directors, secretaries and administrators considering the requirements of this legislation and plan how they will communicate and implement the upcoming changes. 

It is important that all relevant parties are aware of the upcoming changes and their consequences. Particularly the: 

  • need for ID verification of directors, PSCs and relevant third parties; 
  • extra powers of Companies House; 
  • changes to filings; and 
  • the changes to accounts. 

Whilst the Act will largely require implementing secondary legislation before it is fully in force, companies need to think now about how the contents of the Act will be communicated, how the ID of directors and PSCs will be verified, how the full details of members will be gathered (abbreviated names will no longer be allowed), whether there are known errors or inconsistencies in existing filings that need to be rectified, whether extra resources will be needed to manage the changes and whether existing processes/procedures will need to be changed.

Note that some measures will come into force sooner than others. The early measures are expected to come into force in early 2024. The checklist highlights the measures that the government has indicated will be in the first wave of implementation.

This checklist, whilst not a full list, details the main reforms and the action required to be taken by SME private companies in preparation for the Act. 

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