We can completely remove the stress of completing your annual return whilst leaving you with as much control of the process as you want. If you want us to do the whole thing for you, that’s no problem; but we can also show you our sophisticated online secretarial system, which will allow you to see exactly what we’re doing for you in real time and to make changes of your own with minimal effort.
Take the record of company officials and shareholders sections, for example:
When you hand over the task of completing your annual returns to us, you won’t have to provide us with any of the details of your existing directors, or any of your company details for that matter, we can get them directly from Companies House. If one of your directors is also a shareholder, we’ll work that out and make sure that the details are also recorded correctly in the shareholder’s section. If you decide that you want to make changes yourself, you can do this directly, and the system will automatically update all the relevant sections and generate the appropriate forms for us, or for you, to fill in.
When it comes to paying dividends at the end of the year, or altering the number of shares that an individual holds, you can use our system to automatically generate share and dividend certificates, based on changes that you’ve made. These details will be updated to your annual return straight away.
For every aspect of the returns process, we have a feature of this system that will add convenience and save time in ways you might never have considered possible.
The return contains key information about the company, its directors and shareholders, specifies the company’s trading status and gives information about share capital, if this is considered necessary.
Typically, an annual return must contain the following information:
The ‘Made-Up’ date
The Company’s Principal Business Activities. These are numerous, but you can find an exhaustive list at the Companies House website here
Company type: private, public, etc.
The single alternate inspection location – this is an address other than the registered address where the company keeps records. Where this is the case, there should also be information about the records kept there.
Details of company officials: Secretary and all Directors – where these positions are occupied by corporate entities these details should also be supplied here.
Where a company has share capital, the annual return must also contain information about this, including:
An indication of the company’s trading status: If the company was a ‘traded company’ with shares traded on a regulated market at any time during the return period (the time between one ‘made-up date’ and the next) this must be indicated.
DTR5 status for returns made up to 1 October 2011 or later. DTR5 refers to the Transparency Directive, which became law in January 2007 and refers to companies with shares traded on specific regulated markets. It requires that information regarding significant shareholdings and transactions be disclosed to the market.
Communications with HMRC & Companies House
Self Assessment Tax Return
CT600 (Company Tax Return)
Monthly Management Accounts
Accounting Systems Set-up
Business Startup – Company Formation
Benchmarking and KPI’s
Virtual / Part-Time Financial Director / CFO
Non-Executive Director (NXD/ NED)
Disaster Recovery Systems
Monthly / Quarterly / Annual Performance Meetings