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Companies House: Maladministration

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL5749, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks were made by Companies House to establish the authenticity of a director or secretary of MI5ER SCR00GE SPYPRIEST THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE LTD who gave his name as “Lord Truman Hell Christ”; and whether they have taken any action against this company or individuals associated with it for filing incorrect information at Companies House.

Answered on

7 February 2022

We announced plans to reform Companies House in September 2020. In 2021, we consulted on more detailed aspects of the reforms, and we will respond soon.

The Government’s plans 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.

It will also include the requirement that the accounts filed with the Registrar must be the most detailed set of accounts that has been prepared for the company’s members.

We will bring forward legislation on these reforms when Parliamentary time allows.