CHF - SH19 (Section 644 & 649) - Statement Of Capital
Share Capital Reduction – Guidance Notes
should be read in advance of this document.
The Companies Act 2006 introduced a new way for private limited companies
only to reduce the amount of their share capital.
Since 1 October 2008 private limited companies, as an alternative to
passing a special resolution and obtaining court approval, have had the
option of reducing the amount of their share capital by special resolution
supported by a solvency statement made by the directors.
In order to reduce the amount of share capital through the solvency
statement route, private companies must submit to Companies House the
following within 15 days:
· the special resolution;
· the solvency statement;
· a statement of capital showing the alteration in the company’s share
capital in Form SH19 (Section 644 & 649);
· a further statement of the directors under section 644(5) of the
Companies Act 2006 confirming that the special resolution authorising the
reduction of share capital was passed within 15 days of the date on which
the solvency statement was made; and
· (since 6th April 2010) Fee of £10 for a standard service or £50 for a
same day service.
This document is in PDF format and the up to date version of it can be
found on the Companies House website by clicking on this link to the