UK GVT Registrar of Companies Fees


On Feb. 19, UK GVT amended registrar of companies fees regulations.


  • UK GVT issued the Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (StIn 2024/155), which amend earlier registrar of companies fees regulations.
  • Fees which are payable to Companies House increase annually, from May 1, 2024.
  • Purpose
  • Amendments existing fees, introduce new fees following amendments to section 1063 of the Companies Act 2006 by Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023.
  • Amendments
  • Amend Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) Regulations 2012 (StIn 2012/1907), Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Limited Partnerships and Newspaper Proprietors) Regulations 2009 (StIn 2009/2392) and Registrar of Companies (Fees) (European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company) Regulations 2012 (StIn 2012/1908).
  • All require fee payment in respect of functions performed by registrar of companies.
  • Provide for cost of investigation, enforcement activities to be taken into account by the secretary of State when setting fees; increase fees payable at company/other entity incorporation/registration, and those paid with filing of 1st confirmation statement each year to help fund enforcement activities to help to combat economic crime.
  • The regulations also increase fees charged for other services provided by Companies House, whose officials act on behalf of registrar, to reflect registrar’s increased costs.
  • Effectiveness
  • The regulations are in force from May 1, 2024.
  • Mar. 2024 Correction Slip
  • On Mar. 12, 2024, UK GVT published a correction slip which provides the details of five corrections to page 9 in the explanatory note which should be taken into consideration.
  • Apr. 2024 Amendments
  • On Apr. 3, 2024, UK GVT issued The registrar of companies and register of overseas entities (fees) (amendment) regulations 2024 (StIn 2024/454), in force Apr. 25, 2024.
  • Regulations amend two instruments, namely the Registrar of companies (fees) (amendment) regulations 2024 (StIn 2024/155), and Registrar of companies (fees) (register of overseas entities) regulations 2024 (StIn 2024/153), see #201516.
  • Correct date errors in transitional provisions for both instruments and other defects.
  • Apr. 2024 Correction Slip
  • On Apr. 5, 2024, UK GVT published a correction slip which corrects words “(amount of fee)”, in reg. 4(l)(iii) to read “(amount of fee),” with the quotation marks after the closing bracket removed; and makes the same correction in regulation 4(n)(i).

Regulators UK GVT
Entity Types Corp; Fiduciary; Inv Co
Reference Corr 4/5/2024; StIn 2024/454, 4/3/2024; Corr, 3/12/2024; StIn 2024/155, 2/19/2024; UKCA 2006 (UK); Citation: StIn 2024/155; StIn 2012/1907; StIn 2009/2392; StIn 2012/1908; StIn 2024/454; StIn 2024/153;
Functions AML; Compliance; Financial; Legal; Operations; Registration/Licensing; Reporting; Risk; Tax
Countries United Kingdom
Category
State
Products Corporate; Fund Mgt; Securities
Regions EMEA
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 2/19/2024
Effective Date 4/25/2024
Rule Id 201524
Linked to Rule :201516
Reg. Last Update 4/5/2024
Report Section UK

Last substantive update on 04/09/2024