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When registering a Limited Company using Companies House,

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When registering a Limited Company using Companies House, for the Persons With Significant Control section, please advise which sections I should tick for section 7 -8 below. I will be the sole director of my company. I'm not sure if for question 7 it will be 1. or 2.?
Companies House states:
For most small companies, only the following are likely to apply:
- ownership of shares as a person (section 1)
- ownership of voting rights as a person (section 4)
- the person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company (section 7)
If none of the above apply then the following option may be more suitable:
- the person has significant influence or control over the company (section 8)
Right to appoint or remove directors and significant influence or control
Section 7: Right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors
Choose which of the following rights the person has:
1.The person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company
2. The person has control over the firm and members of that firm (in their capacity as such) hold the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company
3. The person has control over the trust and the trustees of that trust (in their capacity as such) hold the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company
Section 8: Significant influence or control
Choose the influence or control the person has (if applicable):
1.The person has significant influence or control over the company
2.The person has control over the firm and members of that firm (in their capacity as such) have significant influence or control over the company
3.The person has control over the trust and the trustees of that trust (in their capacity as such) have significant influence or control over the company
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

I would opt for the following

For section 7

1. The person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company.

For section 8

1. The person has significant influence or control over the company

I hope this is helpful and answers your question.

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Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Please read the above as my recommendation.

Many thanks

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you.

I am not sure if I complete both Sections 7 and 8 or just 7?

Companies House guide on the side of this question states:

Which nature of control should I choose?

For most small companies, only the following are likely to apply:
- ownership of shares as a person (section 1)
- ownership of voting rights as a person (section 4)
- the person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company (section 7)

If none of the above apply then the following option may be more suitable:
- the person has significant influence or control over the company (section 8)


Sections 1. and 4. I have completed.

So shall I still complete both 7 and 8 as you advised?

Thank you.

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your reply.

You should complete sec 7

Sec 8 is to cover you in the event you added other directors.

I hope this is helpful.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

ok thanks.

So for the answers below that you advised, does that give me the most control and are the best options?

'For section 7

1. The person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company.

For section 8

1. The person has significant influence or control over the company

does that give me greatest control'

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your reply..

The answer is yes

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. Can I please check that I have completed all sections completely if you can please refer to the attached for ease..

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yn8x6pywi2uc0k4/Just%20Answer.docx?dl=0




Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

looks good..go ahead.

many thanks

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I submitted this and the warning message for number 8. says:

Cannot select significant influence or control if ownership of shares, voting rights or the right to appoint or remove directors is selected

Please advise what I need to do?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your reply

Just untick sec 8 and try again

Many thanks

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Please can you advise what is the difference in question 7 between:

1.The person has the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company

2.The person has control over the firm and members of that firm (in their capacity as such) hold the right to appoint or remove the majority of the board of directors of the company

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your reply..

I have in the past dealt with LTD companies only.

presumably, 2 is for LLPs as it refers to firm and members of that firm..

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** I check if I need to use my middle names for registering or can I use just first and surname ( I do have middle names but not sure if this is a requirement to have my full name)?

Thank you.

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

I would use full name including middle name if you used it when the company was incorporated.

many thanks

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I am incorporating now online so checking if I need to use it when incorporating?

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Please use full name including middle names

Many thanks

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** more question about the middle names. If you usually register Ltd companies for clients, you may be able to help about this question:

Do I need to put both my forename and middle name in the forename field in order for it to register the full middle names?

When I enter my names in both Forename and Other Forename fields, when I get to the summary part at the end, it shows only my first name and surname under Officer name but not my middle names. I don't know if it will register all names this way. I called Companies House but they gave different answers! How do you usually register for your clients please, by splitting first name and middle names into 2. and 3. below or all forenames into field 2.?

1.Title

2.Forename

3.Other Forename (s)

4.Surname

Expert:  taxadvisor.uk replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your reply.

I have tried to help you with the form beyond your original question.

I have used full forename(s) on one line (in the forename field).

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