Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capital
Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capital

The following Corporate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capital
  • Simplification of statement of capital
  • Completing a statement of capital

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been temporarily suspended or changed. For further details of the impact of COVID-19, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures.

A company must be able to provide any of its members with a statement of capital on request.

A statement of capital must also be filed with Companies House in connection with almost all transactions involving share capital. Such a statement of capital is incorporated as part of each Companies House form filed on, eg:

  1. an allotment of shares by a limited company (Form SH01)

  2. a consolidation of share capital (Form SH02)

  3. a sub-division of share capital (Form SH02)

  4. a redemption of shares (Form SH02)

  5. a reconversion of stock into shares (Form SH02)

  6. a notice of cancellation of treasury shares by a public limited company (Form SH05)

  7. a redenomination of share capital (Form SH14)

  8. a reduction of capital following redenomination (Form SH15), and

  9. a reduction of capital (Form SH19)

A statement of capital is also incorporated in certain Companies House forms that are required in relation to a company's administration, such as an application to register a company (Form IN01) and a confirmation statement (Form CS01).

Simplification of statement of capital

The details to be included in a statement of capital, where one is required from a company by

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