As a rule, the most convenient way to file a change to a company with Companies House is online. But, you can also inform them of changes using software or by postal methods.
Companies House will need to know if a limited company changes:
It is best to make some preparations before filing a change with Companies House. You are going to need:
What if this is the first time for you register with Companies House online? In this case you will need to 'Register for Companies House WebFiling'.
When you register for the first time you will need to give them your email address. You will also need to create a strong password for logging in. Companies House will then mail a webfiling authentication code to the registered office address.
Companies House need to register a new company address before it 'officially' changes. A change to a company name will occur as soon as you register it. Companies House will send out a certificate for a new company name and the date of registration.
You can file a change to Companies House using postal methods. The first step is finding the correct document from Companies House forms. Search the government 'Company registration and filing' page for the right form. Fill it in and then post it to the address written on the form.
Note: You can also make a search online to find software for filing company documents if you have numerous changes to report.
All UK limited companies, and overseas companies with a branch or place of business in the UK, must register with Companies House. You can either call them or write to Companies House.
Telephone: 0303 1234 500
Minicom/textphone: 029 2022 6788
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6pm
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Welsh language: 029 2038 0065
Tell Companies House about Changes to a Limited Company in the United Kingdom