Limited liability partnership (LLP) forms covered by PROOF scheme is to protect your LLP from fraudsters who steal LLP’s identity. PROOF stands for PROtected Online Filing. This scheme was introduced by Companies House in 2005. According to Companies House, they are dealing with 50 to 100 cases of corporate identity theft every month. The LLP forms covered by PROOF scheme are listed below.
|Purpose of the form
|Annual Return **
|Appointment of a member
|Appointment of a corporate member
|Change of member’s details
|Change of corporate member’s details
|Termination of appointment of a member
|Change of registered office address
** Companies House introduced the confirmation statement form LL CS01 to replace the annual return form LL AR01 in June 2016.
Generally, once you join the PROOF scheme, you would file the above LLP forms online. For this purpose, you would require your authentication code issued by Companies House to your LLP. If you have misplaced your code, you can always request it again from Companies House.
Subsequently, companies house will send the code to your registered office address.
If you have any questions about the Companies House PROOF scheme, contact companies house.