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Christmas and Festive Season Opening Times

Christmas and Festive Season Opening Times

That time of year again, when myself and Irma actually get a week off! Of course our online company formations and customer AML verification searches do not go off, they run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The various Companies House’s though will shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and Edinburgh also closes on the 2nd of January. They will also close early on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Of course there will be no company filings processed during these times.

At Company Registrations UK our last of despatch of physical documents to get there before will be on Friday 19th of December. Of course online PDF’s generated by the systems will be delivered automatically by email as normal.

During Christmas week there will not be telephone support on the 22nd, 23rd and Christmas Eve. We will have some limited email support.

The following week, 29th 30th and 31st we will have email support and some telephone support, this will also apply to the 2nd of January, since Scotland is on holiday still.

Full service will be back to normal on Monday January 5th 2015.

Season’s greetings to you all.


Incorporation rejects due to s243 exemption

Companies House New Incorporations examination teams are rejecting a high number of Incorporation applications due to customers incorrectly ticking the “Section 243 Exemption” box.

Customers are reminded that this should only be ticked by an individual who is currently the beneficiary of, or in the process of applying for, a Section 243 Exemption. Please note, to be considered as ‘in the process of applying’, your application form must have been received by Companies House.’

Please do not tick the exemption box on the incorporation form unless you are in receipt of the exemption, this will only delay the incorporation of your company.

This exemption is only applicable to individuals who can prove they are at risk of violence or intimidation and serves as added security to protect their URA from being disclosed to credit reference agencies”.