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Company secretary disclosure in accounts

Does the company secretary has to be disclosed in company accounts

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Is there any legal requirement for disclosing the company secretary in micro company accounts?

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By paul.benny
02nd Dec 2021 12:09

Why would you not disclose the name of the secretary? If there is one, it must be filed at CH anyway.

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By hugogod
02nd Dec 2021 13:53

It is not just wanting not to disclose.
Using the Xero accounts production did not disclose the company secretary and I want to ensure that this is correct before filing.

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By lionofludesch
02nd Dec 2021 14:02

hugogod wrote:

It is not just wanting not to disclose.
Using the Xero accounts production did not disclose the company secretary and I want to ensure that this is correct before filing.

Oh right. Well, in that case, I think you're grand.

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By williams lester accountants
02nd Dec 2021 12:10

Why does the company have one if they don't want to disclose the fact! It will be public knowledge on the Companies House website?

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By Arthur Putey
02nd Dec 2021 12:13

I think not. But it is amoot point, given that it is no longer a requirement to have one for a private company, and where one exists it is on public record anyway, so there is no reason not to include them.

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By accountaholic
02nd Dec 2021 13:06

Just because it's public info doesn't mean you have to disclose it. Companies House has other data which isn't required in accounts.

If the client doesn't want to, that's up to them and they don't have to give a reason.

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By Paul Crowley
02nd Dec 2021 13:08

Companies House do not look at the accounts anyway
Dormant accounts using Co house freeware only show who signed and their position in company
Why worry about this?

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By lionofludesch
02nd Dec 2021 13:37

I vote no.

You don't even have to disclose the names of the directors if the company's small enough.

But what you gain from it is beyond me.

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By Duggimon
02nd Dec 2021 13:44

Anybody going online to look at the accounts will first have to click past a screen that tells them who the Company Secretary is.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
02nd Dec 2021 14:13

I'm guessing you're asking about the Statutory Accounts, not just the Companies House filleted.

If it helps, the VT templates that we use include both directors and secretary in the "Company Information" section for FRS 102 accounts. However, in their FRS 105 accounts that we've produced I can only see directors having ever been disclosed under "Company Information" (and not secretaries).

That makes no sense, and is probably because we've by and large removed secretaries from older client companies that report under FRS 105. If you're going to include directors in the "Company Information" page then, as indicated by VT's FRS 102 template (which you can google; although unable to google FRS 105 template) then logic surely dictates disclosure of any secretary as well.

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By paulwakefield1
02nd Dec 2021 14:47

No legal requirement for the Secretary to appear anywhere in the accounts for a small company or micro entity (or any company I suspect).

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By Hugo Fair
02nd Dec 2021 19:29

For the avoidance of doubt, this is not me posting under a different name/avatar.
There appears to be more than one Hugo on this site ... god help you all!

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