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Letter to Directors Regarding ID Verification


The Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) introduces an identity verification regime. Directors will need to be ID verified to act under the provisions of the ECCTA and there will be potential civil and criminal penalties for failure to do so.

It will no longer be possible to register an appointment of a director at Companies House (CH) nor for that director to act, until they have been ID verified. Existing directors will also need to be ID verified to continue to act and there are also new rules for corporate directors.

More information is available on our Information Pages here. The government has also created some useful factsheets which can be accessed here.

Whilst the introduction of the identity verification regime will require secondary legislation before it comes into force, in preparation for this, companies should begin communicating with their directors now.  

This template letter outlines in broad terms the ID verification regime to enable directors to understand what is going to happen, the timescales and the steps that both they and the company need to undertake in preparation. 

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