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Company Secretarial Service

Providing annual compliance services for companies

Each year companies must meet compliance reporting deadlines to submit confirmation statement and file annual accounts. The deadlines are very strict and late reporting carries penalties and can lead to prosecution of the company’s directors.

Company reporting is not always straight forward and recently there have been some big changes in this area of law. We can assist company directors fulfil their annual duty and guide companies through the ever changing legislative landscape in the United Kingdom

We provide the following services:

  • 1
    Company formation service
  • 2
    Company secretarial services – keeping your company compliant with the Companies Act 2006
  • 3
    Registered office services
  • 4
    Director’s service address – keeps the director’s residential address private
  • 5
    Virtual office service and mailing address with regular post forwarding
  • 6
    Maintenance of statutory books electronically.
  • 7
    Confirmation statements
  • 8
    Companies House filing as required
  • 9
    Year end accounts service
  • 10
    Corporate governance reviews
The Role of Company Secretary

The company secretary shares legal responsibilities of certain duties under the Companies Act 2006 with the company directors. There is no longer a legal requirement for private companies to appoint a company secretary, although if one is not appointed the responsibility of the role, which includes tasks such as maintaining the company’s statutory books and records and filing company information with Companies House, falls upon the directors.

Why should overseas companies use Company secretarial services?

Expertise when it’s needed seems to be the most common reason for companies to outsource company secretarial tasks. Continual changes to the Companies Act and other legislation make it is increasingly difficult to keep up with current requirements. Outsourcing such tasks keeps businesses fully compliant at all times.

Outsourcing company secretarial tasks is generally good value, as the benefits will outweigh the cost.

What Company Secretarial Services do you offer?

Our company secretarial package covers all the elements that private limited companies normally require.

  • Registered office addresses where all official mail can be received
  • Virtual office addresses  for the use of mailing addresses where business mail can also be received
  • Company statutory register maintenance and generation of all the official paperwork
  • Preparing the company’s minutes
  • Preparing and filing the company’s Annual Confirmation Statement (formerly called the Annual Return)
  • File annual statutory accounts

The costs of company secretarial services in the UK

Company secretarial fees depend on the company’s exact requirements. For further information on the costs, please email us with your requirements and we will provide you with a fixed fee quotation.

Our normal package will include the following services:

  • File annual confirmation statement
  • Maintain register of persons with significant control
  • File annual statutory accounts
  • Company changes (up to 3)
  • Company registered office address in London

We also provide services such as forming new a new company and striking a company off the register. We can carry out company liquidations, but will use a specialist partner firm for such matters. We are pleased to be able to offer corporate governance reviews and advice for large organisations. Such reviews are becoming increasingly important for many businesses. Please contact us with further details about your organisation and our specialist adviser will contact you to discuss if your business could benefit from a corporate governance review.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I apply for secretarial services as a stand-alone service?

    Yes, our company secretarial package is offered as a standalone service. This can be relevant for companies that have not started trading (dormant companies) but who still need to comply with certain formalities and file documents. The benefit of using Axada at this stage, is that a working relationship will already have been established once trading starts and other services can then be added easily when needed, making process seamless.

  • Do you only provide company secretarial services in London?

    We can offer company secretarial services for all companies registered at Companies House. The company location is not important.

  • Are there any restrictions company representatives need to be aware?

    Directors have a duty to the company. A conflict of interest, which should always be avoided, can arise when a director holds office in more than one company in a group.

    Directors should be aware of UK legislation, such as:

    – Health and safety and environmental laws – The Bribery Act-Civil and Criminal Abuse Acts    -Wrongful trading legislation, where in certain circumstance a director can be made personally liable to creditors for an insolvent company’s debts.
    We cannot advise on all aspects of UK legislation in house, but where specialist legal advice in needed, we have partner legal firms  that can provide  specialist legal advice for our clients.

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