Restrictions Notice to PSCs

Restrictions Notice Relating to Company’s PSC Register


A company, having first sent a warning notice, may then issue a restrictions notice if a person continues to fail to reply or to give a valid reason for not replying within one month.

This Restrictions Notice relating to Company’s PSC Register informs the PSC or RLE that restrictions are in place which effectively freeze that person’s interest, preventing them from selling, transferring or receiving any benefit from their interest in the company.

Government guidance suggests that a company must consider if the restrictions would have an unfair effect on third parties, which includes joint interests and joint arrangements. All parties involved are considered to hold the interest, therefore nominees, people holding interests without controlling them and people controlling interests without holding them, can all have their interests restricted.

The company’s PSC register must note the fact that restrictions have been issued.

A form of this notice is also freely available from the website.

This document is in open format. The requisite details should be inserted into the highlighted fields or the wording can be adjusted to suit your purposes. Wording in square brackets is optional. If it is required, then the brackets should be deleted and the wording within them retained. If the wording is not required, then it can be deleted.

Once you have subscribed to the appropriate document folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.