Private limited companies must have at least director. The directors are responsible for the company’s performance, and for meeting certain legal requirements such as maintaining the company’s records and ensuring the company’s accounts are accurate.
When you first register your new company with Companies House, you will need to name at least one director as part of the incorporation process. Each director must be at least 16 years old, and must not be currently disqualified from being a company director.
When appointing a director using the Companies House Web Incorporation Service, you will need the following information:
You must inform Companies House within 14 days if a new director is appointed or if an existing director leaves the business. The same deadline applies if you just need to change a director’s personal details, such as their address.
To report changes, use the Companies House online form at https://ewf.companieshouse.gov.uk/
An individual can be disqualified from being a company director if they fail to conduct themselves appropriately, for example by not keeping proper accounting records, or failing to pay tax.
You can search for disqualified directors using the online register at Companies House.
Use this form to appoint an individual person as a company director.Read more
Corporation tax is a tax on the profits of limited companies. The company (not HM Revenue and Customs) will work out how much corporation tax is payable on the profits.Read more
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