Our research shows that 2015 was a record year for new companies in the UK. We've produced summaries for the country as a whole and individual counties, so you can look at how your region is faring compared to others.
Will you supply me with a copy of the dormant company accounts submitted?
Yes. Once you have confirmed and submitted your dormant company accounts they will be available to you as a pdf document, ready to print or file. As soon as Companies House has approved your accounts we will confirm this and also attach a copy of the approved accounts to this email.
Do you refund if I change my mind after submitting a change of name request?
Unfortunately we are unable to make a refund once an application has been submitted to Companies House. Your application to change your company name will be submitted as soon as your payment completes and we must also settle the Companies House fee directly the moment your application is submitted.
Will my company number change when I change my company name?
No. Once Companies House has approved your request to change your company name they will update the name on the register but your company number will remain unchanged. They will also issue a new Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name which will display your new company name together with your existing company number.
Will I have to sign documents in the presence of solicitors if I form a company?
No, your application to set up a company is completed entirely online. Companies House will require an electronic signature for each director, secretary and shareholder. This consists of answers to three security questions (refer to our guide entitled Your company formation checklist for further details) - but the individual to which the electronic signature relates does not have to be present for our online process to be completed.
What types of file can I upload to the Document Library?
We support most common file types, allowing you to upload your company’s key documents. However, you won’t be able to upload executable, compression, audio or video files. Single files larger in size than the maximum file size limit of 5MB will also be prevented from upload.
How will the Document Library help me to manage all my documents?
Our feature rich online document storage area will allow you to easily manage all your company's vital documents.
Upload documents quickly
There are 4 ways to upload company documents:
Upload a single file
Drag and drop one or many files
Email files to your unique Inform Direct Document Library email address
Automatic upload of documents you create in Inform Direct
If you have many documents to add to your Document Library, you can do this quickly by dragging and dropping or emailing multiple files simultaneously.
Organise your document storage effectively
We have created a flexible system of document tagging that allows you to find any of your documents quickly. You can choose to tag a document to indicate its type, what it’s about and/or link it to the company it relates to. Choose tags from the lists we have provided for you, or create your own bespoke tags. You can also tag multiple documents simultaneously, helping you save time if you have uploaded lots of files.
The ability to search by company, document type, tag or filename means it is always quick and easy to find a document, no matter how many files you have stored in your library.
Control access to your documents
If multiple people have access to your Inform Direct account, you can control the access different user roles have to the Document Library. Tailor who can see which files for which companies and set the permissions (add files, edit them or remove documents) each user role has. If you have particularly sensitive files stored in your library, you can further restrict access to these.
Store your documents securely
All your data is safely stored and backed up in the cloud in our database held in our high security data centre. This means that important company documents are not held on your PC, laptop or office server – all of which are vulnerable to data loss or theft. Your data is regularly backed up and all data backups are held in the UK.