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COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES
Companies House is
clamping down severely on limited companies who do not comply with
their statutory obligations on time. A private company that is even
a day late in filing its accounts will incur an automatic fine of
£100, and the amount rises in stages to £1,000 (after 12 months
delay); for public companies the fine is £500 rising to £5,000.
Failure by the directors to submit documents on time is also a criminal
offence. Other obligations such as prompt filing of annual returns
are now more rigorously enforced. Fines can also be levied for failing
to deliver in due time notice of a change in a Company's directors
or Company Secretary or in their particulars.
From now on it is going to be particularly
important to ensure that company secretarial administration
in reliable hands. To help cope with this, Fry & Company offers
a company secretarial service for a fixed fee of £350 plus VAT
for which we will:
- Provide a company secretary (or
if preferred, joint secretary).
- Provide a registered office address
for the Company.
- Prepare all formalities in connection
with the ordinary business of the AGM (including drafting resolutions,
notice to members, rotation of directors, filing accounts and
- Prepare Stock Transfer Forms on
the transfer of a shareholding and send to the Stamping Office
of the Inland Revenue for stamp duty purposes.
- Complete Inland Revenue Corporation
- Prepare and file the Annual Return
to Companies House.
- Keeping the Statutory Books: Register
of Members, Register of Directors, Register of Charges, Register
of Documents Sealed, Register of Minutes.
- Deal with the preparation and filing
of appropriate forms and writing up of Statutory Books consequent
on changes within the Company (such as a change of Directors,
or a transfer of shares on the sale of a flat) - an additional
charge may be made where there are more than two such events in
As there will be considerable work
to be dealt with initially to assimilate the details of the Company
and to change the secretary or registered office, a sum of £100
plus VAT will be added to the first year's charge.