Restrict disclosure of your personal information

You can apply to Restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are at risk because of the industry or sector your business is in or were involved.

You can apply to restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are a company director or a person with significant control (PSC) or a person registering a charge.

Furs trade

For example, if your business is involved furs brokerage and it is licensed under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. you can apply to Companies House to Restrict disclosure of your personal information. For example, your home address to be removed from the Companies House register and not shared with credit reference agencies due to risk of violence or intimidation.

At present, many countries have banned furs trade due to concern with animals cruelty. According to The Fur Free Alliance, with more than 50 animal protection organisations worldwide, the following countries have joined to ban furs trade or farming.

United KingdomEstoniaThe Netherlands
AustriaIrelandNew Zealand
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIndiaNorway
BelgiumJapanSerbia
BulgariaLithuaniaSlovenia
BrazilLos AngelesSlovakia
Czech republicLuxembourgSan Francisco
California stateMontenegroUkraine
CroatiaThe Republic of MacedoniaWest Hollywood

Forms to complete to remove your personal information from Companies House register

Form NoPurpose of the form
SR01An application under section 1088 by an individual
SR02Application under section 1088 by a company
SR03Application under section 1088 by a person who registers a charge
SR04Application under section 243 by an individual
SR05Application under section 243 by a company
SR06Application under section 243 by a subscriber
SR07Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by an individual
SR08Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a company
SR09Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR10Application under section 790ZF by an individual
SR11Application under section 790ZF by a company
SR12Application under section 790ZF by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR13Application under section 790ZG by an individual
SR14Application under section 790ZG by a company
SR15Application under section 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR16Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by an individual who is a section 243 beneficiary
SR17Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a company on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR18Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a subscriber on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR19Abbreviated application under section 243 by an individual if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR20Abbreviated application under section 243 by a company if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR21Abbreviated application under section 243 by a subscriber if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
Source: Companies House

How to get the relevant forms?

You must the Secure Register Team at Companies House. You can download the SR01 form from the Companies House website. All other forms, you just call Companies House, they will advise you about the process and give you the relevant (coloured paper) forms. You must only use the coloured paper forms provided by Companies House.

Please send your completed forms to Companies House.

AddressThe Registrar of Companies
PO Box 4082
Cardiff
CF14 3WE
Telephone02920 348354
EmailDSR@companieshouse.gov.uk

File documents with Companies House securely

Companies House will provide an ID number for an individual PSC. You must use this ID number when communicate with Companies House after your protection is granted.

Also, if you are a director or a PSC and your home address is protected, you must tick the section 243 or section 790ZF protection box on each document you are filing.

If you are a PSC and all your information is protected then file on paper only. This includes:

Then send the completed forms to Companies House to the address stated above.

Request Authentication Code to be sent to a home address

Companies House temporarily allows limited companies and Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to request an Authentication Code to be sent to a home address. This temporary service is in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

You can request your authentication code to be sent to your home address if you are unable to access mails sent to your registered office during this pandemic. For instance, your service address provider is still closed and you are having difficulties contacting them about your mails during this pandemic.

For this purpose, You would need your company number to sign in or to create a Companies House account which is different from your WebFiling account and your.

Normally, your authentication code request will take about 5 working days to reach you. However, expect a longer time to arrive during this pandemic. Your authentication code will be sent out to you by post only.

Why you need your authentication code?

During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.

Who can and cannot request an authentication code to be sent to a home address?

You cannot use this service if :

  • your company is already dissolved. If you would like to restore your company, click here.
  • If your company is not based in the UK, for example, an overseas company.
  • You have used the WebFiling service to submit documents online in the last 30 days.
  • Only a limited company and limited liability partnership can use this service.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House also automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This will help you to avoid a late filing penalty if you are unable to deliver your company accounts on time during this pandemic. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.

On the same note, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Likewise, for the events driven filings, you will have 42 days (6 weeks) to notify Companies House instead of the usual 14 days filing deadline.

In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

Countries use the euro

Countries use the euro as their official national currency are listed below. They form the Eurozone. These countries are also members of the EU.

List of countries that use the euro

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Estonia
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Greece
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Latvia
  12. Lithuania
  13. Luxembourg
  14. Malta
  15. the Netherlands
  16. Portugal
  17. Slovakia
  18. Slovenia
  19. Spain

Click here to find out the national currency of a country around the globe.

Can you use the euro in the UK?

The UK’s official currency is Pound Sterling. However, some large retailers in the UK such as Selfridges and Harrods accept foreign currencies including the euro over the counter.

Paying Companies House

Companies House in the UK only accepts payments in pound sterling.

If you are based in the countries that use the euro, for example, in Austria, you can pay Companies House by bank transfer using a bank in your home country. Your remittance will be converted into Pound Sterling when arriving the UK bank account. Companies House Bank account details are as follows:

Sort code: 52 21 07
Account number: 41005309
Swift Code: NW BK GB 2L
IBAN: GB34NWBK52210741005309

You must clearly state your company number on your bank transfer and use it as the reference. Thereafter, email your remittance advice to lfpfinance@companieshouse.gov.uk on the same day as your payment is sent – clearly stating the company name and number as the subject of your email. This will allow Companies House to process your payment quickly.

Paying Companies House by bank transfer may be more cost-effective with a larger sum like paying your late filing penalty for delivering your company accounts late.

For smaller filing fees, you can pay online using your debit or credit card. For example, you can pay your Confirmation statement filing fee at the same time filing your statement. If you are using debit or credit card issued by a bank outside the UK, you may be charged a foreign transaction fee.

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