Under its latest measure to support businesses during Covid-19, Companies House announced on April 27, 2020 that it opened an emergency filing service, enabling companies to upload and submit their completed registrar’s powers forms online.

The emergency filing service can be used to:

  • apply for rectification by the registrar of companies (form RP02A);
  • apply for rectification of a change of registered address (form RP02B);
  • object to a request to rectify the register (form RP03);
  • apply to remove material about a director (form RP06);
  • apply to change a company’s disputed registered office address (form RP07); and
  • correct a director’s date of birth (form RPCH01).

In addition, Companies House announced that the service would be extended to encompass more document types and features, such as acknowledgements and payments. However, this service will only be available for a selection of paper documents that do not already have an online option.

Companies will also be reminded that they can make use of Companies House existing online services to:

  • file their accounts;
  • file their confirmation statement;
  • make changes to their company; and
  • close their company.

For further information on this development, or to instruct Edwin Coe as a company secretary for your business, please contact Russel Shear or any other member of our Corporate & Commercial team.

For an update on all the legal implications relating to Coronavirus please see here.

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