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Company Secretary FAQ’s

Company Secretary FAQ’s

by | Jul 9, 2014 | Blog, Company Formation Services, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is a company secretary necessary?

As of the 6th April 2008 privately held companies will no longer be required to have a company secretary. If the company was formed before this date and they wish to remove the secretary they can do so via the Form TM02.

Can I have just one director and no company secretary?

You can now have a sole director as long as it`s a natural person (not a company), a secretary is no longer a requirement.

If I have a secretary does this need to be a natural person or can I have a corporate secretary?
The new rules allow a secretary to be a corporate entity, only the sole director needs to be a natural person.

Will I need to amend the company Articles?

You will need to change the Company Articles if there is a reference to the Limited Company having a secretary and you no longer want one. If the Articles only refer to the duties of the secretary there is no requirement for the amendment.

When I change the company articles with the new amendment what if any documentation do I need to submit to Companies House?

You will need to submit a written or special resolution along with the latest amended version of the company Articles.

If you need help or advice do get in contact with Your Virtual Office London. We have a team of experts on standby ready to offer free professional advice on guidance on matters such as Limited company formation and tax advice.

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