Remove a home address from Companies House register

You can apply to Companies House to remove a home address from the Companies House register. Section 1088 of the Companies Act 2006 allows company director, officer, shareholder (subscriber) and partner of a Limited liability partnership to apply to Companies House to have their home address removed from documents filed for the public inspection.

For this purpose, you must complete the Companies House form SR01. Additionally, you must pay the statutory fee of £32 per document. For example, you can apply to remove your home address as your service address because you are the company director.

You need to specify the document containing your home address in your SR01 form. You can search Companies House register here to find out

There is a circumstance where you cannot ask Companies House to remove your home address from the Companies House register. This is where your home address was used as the registered office address of your LLP or limited company.

Pay Companies House fee

You can pay the £32 fee online here. You will be given a payment reference.

How to submit your SR01 application during COVID-19 pandemic

You can submit your SR01 by post. Or you can email (see below) your completed SR01 with your payment reference.

DSR@companieshouse.gov.uk

Other Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House also provide other support to UK businesses during COVID-19 pandemic. Your company’s account filing deadline has been extended. 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 has also been 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.

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.

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

Companies House restart the voluntary strike-off process

Companies House will restart the voluntary strike-off process from 10 September 2020. All the voluntary strike-off applications were suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Normally, after you submit your DS01 voluntary strike-off application to Companies House, you will receive a letter confirming stating that your company will be struck off within 2 months if no objections are received.

If your company is still not yet been dissolved, either due to temporary suspension put in place by Companies House or someone has objected to your dissolution.

When Companies House restart the voluntary strike-off process from 10 September, your company will be removed from the register shortly if the following occur:

  • no objection received for your company.
  • 2 months publication at the Gazette has expired.

Object to a company being struck off the register

You must send in your objection to Companies House by email (enquiries@companieshouse.gov.uk) or by post if you object to a company being struck off because the company still owed you money or in a legal dispute.

You can only object to a company from being dissolved after it was published in the Gazette.

Companies House will let you if your objection is accepted or otherwise. You must send in further evidence by the deadline if Companies House requires it. If they did not receive further evidence by the deadline specified then the strike-off process will resume.

You must send in your objection as soon as it was published in the Gazette or at least 2 weeks before the notice expired.

Withdraw your DS01 Voluntary strike-off application

You can withdraw your voluntary strike off application if you change your mind. However, you can only do this if your company is not yet dissolved by Companies House.

You may withdraw your application online. Alternatively, you may complete the form DS02 and send it to Companies House.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House also gear up to support UK companies during COVID-19 pandemic. They automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This will help your company to avoid a late filing penalty if you are unable to deliver your company accounts on time. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.

Concurrently, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Similarly, 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.

You are encouraged to file your documents to Companies House digitally. You can use the online web filing 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.

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

British High Commission and consulate offices in Australia

British nationals living or visiting Australia may contact the British High Commission and consulate offices in Australia if you have any questions about your travel documents or passport.

The British High Commission and consulate offices in Australia are closed during public holiday.

CanberraBritish High Commission Canberra
BrisbaneBritish Consulate Brisbane
PerthBritish Consulate Perth
MelbourneBritish Consulate General Melbourne
SydneyBritish Consulate General Sydney

Contact Registrar of Companies in the UK from Australia

You can get information about a British company from Companies House. The Companies House is the Registrar of companies in the United Kingdom. They are an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Generally, you can get the following information for FREE from Companies House.

  • Company’s names and numbers
  • Current registered office address
  • Date of incorporation
  • The company directors and secretaries
  • Registered current mortgage charges
  • Company accounts filed
  • Submitted yearly confirmation statement
  • previous company names
  • Insolvency information if applicable

If you have any questions on how to get information about a British company, our accountants can help you.

Setting up or doing business in the UK

If you are interested to set up a UK company or do business in the UK, you may contact the Department for International Trade (DIT) for further international trade information such as the imports and exports to/from the UK.

Generally, the DIT not only helps overseas businesses locate in the UK but also help UK businesses expand into overseas markets.

British Embassies worldwide

Click here for a list of British Embassies and High Commissions worldwide.

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