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Companies House: Reform

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 113150, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will outline his planned timetable for reforms to enable Companies House to introduce a power to query and check information and identity verification.

Answered on

4 February 2022

The Government’s plans for reforms to Companies House will deliver significant improvements to the integrity of the UK’s register of companies and assist greatly in the fight against economic crime. These reforms will include the identity verification of directors, People with Significant Control and those filing on behalf of a company, and new powers for the registrar to query and check information.

We will legislate when Parliamentary time allows.