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How might an individual’s usual residential address appear on the public record at Companies House?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/07/2018

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  • How might an individual’s usual residential address appear on the public record at Companies House?
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How might an individual’s usual residential address appear on the public record at Companies House?

In the absence of making an application for protection (see below) there are a number of ways in which an individual’s usual residential address (URA) may surface on the public record, whether as shareholder, director or company secretary:

  1. shareholder as person with significant control (PSC)—the most likely way in which an individual shareholder risks having their URA on the public record is via a disclosure in relation to the PSC regime. Assuming a particular individual meets one of the conditions of the PSC regime (broadly holding more than 25% of the shares in the company), section 4 of Form PSC01 requires the individual to provide a service address which will appear on the public record. This does not have to be the individual’s URA however if they do provide their URA it will appear on the public record. Section 4a of the same form then requests the individual’s URA (in any case) however the information inserted into this section will not appear on the public record

  2. director/company secretary—the position in relation to an individual’s status as a director or company secretary is similar, and mostly obviously manifested on appointment Form AP01. Again, a service address is requested, which will appear on the record but does not have to be a

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