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Directors incorrect date of birth

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Client has just realised that her incorrect date of birth is shown on Co House register. It cant be changed online and Co House gave me a list of paper forms to complete. RP01,RP02a, RP04 and PSC01.

The error goes right back to the date of incorporation. From what I can see each of these set of forms needs to be completed per incorrect submission - 6 per submission so 24 in all.

I am thinking that it is a waste of time amending the past and as the date of birth can be amended on the Confirmation statement I am intending to submit one with the correct date.

Question is... will that be sufficient? shall I bother with the other forms? Will the correct date of birth be shown when you go into the "Find Company information section" for the company? 

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By tom123
16th Aug 2017 18:49

How wrong is it- the enquiries only show month and year these days.

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By Duggimon
17th Aug 2017 11:00

If the client noticed it then I would expect it's the month or year or both that's wrong as it's invariably only the public facing info they look at.

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By Adrian Smart
17th Aug 2017 09:14

Hi,
First of all you cannot correct the date of birth on the Confirmation Statement, this simply states that the information Companies House hold is up-to-date.
You are right in saying that you can file the paper forms, but another option would be to resign the director and re-appoint from the same date. This will not remove the initial entry from the public record. However for the PSC entry you can electronically file a PSC04 to change the date of birth.
I hope this helps.
Adrian - First Corporate Law Services

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By 356B
17th Aug 2017 11:03

As AS says, the only way is to resign and re-appoint.

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By LJCASE
17th Aug 2017 11:32

Thank you all very much... what a relief! I'll do as you suggest and resign client and reappoint.
Its the complete date that is wrong - no idea why (new client).

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By jantill
17th Aug 2017 14:54

Whilst one should comply with the regulations as a director appointed when full date of birth was shown to public scrutiny it would seem a great way to aid identity theft. When I had discourse with the Companies House Registrar about the information providing a service to fraudsters who want to steal identities I was told in rather direct terms that the publishing of such information was a quid quo pro for the benefits of limited liability. The day of the month has since been omitted from public scrutiny but too late for me as the information is already in the public domain. When I suggested that a new director should register a false but, perhaps, approximate date of birth I was given short shrift but why does it matter, who cares and are there penalties for protecting oneself?
For the purposes of shareholders I would have thought that the year of birth or even a range of years would be quite sufficient to indicate whether the directors are likely to expire at short notice. It also seems to me that incapacity to manage a limited company is not indicated by age alone.

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By Charlotte smith
04th Apr 2019 11:21

I am wanting to register a new company on Companies House, however, I am a lady of a certain age and do not want potential boyfriends to see all my personal details even before we become an item.
Is it illegal to use a different birth year?

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By lionofludesch
04th Apr 2019 11:48

Charlotte smith wrote:

I am wanting to register a new company on Companies House, however, I am a lady of a certain age and do not want potential boyfriends to see all my personal details even before we become an item.
Is it illegal to use a different birth year?

Seriously ? What do you think ?

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By Charlotte smith
04th Apr 2019 11:53

Seriously, I think, It is only a DOB... and what difference can it make, it makes a difference to my personal life, is all I care about.

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By Charlotte smith
04th Apr 2019 11:53

Seriously, I think, It is only a DOB... and what difference can it make, it makes a difference to my personal life is all I care about.

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By lionofludesch
04th Apr 2019 12:04

You don't seem to have the right level of integrity to be running a limited company.

Stick to trading as an unincorporated business.

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By stepurhan
04th Apr 2019 12:32

Allow me to rephrase your post.

"I want to deliberately enter fraudulent details on a statutory register. Is that a problem?"

If having your date of birth on public view is an issue for you, don't do anything that requires you to put it on public view. Do you think the date of birth is being asked for frivolously? There is a fairly obvious reason for it being there if you think about it for a moment.

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By andy.partridge
04th Apr 2019 16:57

Charlotte smith wrote:

I am a lady of a certain age

On the contrary. You are a lady of an uncertain age and you want to keep it that way.

In my experience, men will be more concerned about your dishonesty than your age.

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By Charlotte smith
04th Apr 2019 16:37

Please educate me because I have no idea why the DOB has to be there?

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By stepurhan
04th Apr 2019 17:23

You are considering working with a company. Their directors are 25. Do you feel confident they are unlikely to retire or die in the near future?

You are considering working with a company. Its directors are 84. Do you feel equally confident, or do you have a concern that either of those events are more likely and hence risk leaving you high and dry? Or do you do more checks on this company to ensure it has plans that will ensure that won't happen?

It's not rocket science is it.

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By WhichTyler
04th Apr 2019 19:43

i belive that Co Ho also use it to correctly identify people with similar names. So it also about knowing that the Joan Smith who runs this company is the same Joan Smith who ran those 18 other companies that went bust.

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By lionofludesch
04th Apr 2019 22:08

WhichTyler wrote:

i belive that Co Ho also use it to correctly identify people with similar names. So it also about knowing that the Joan Smith who runs this company is the same Joan Smith who ran those 18 other companies that went bust.

Or to distinguish the pensioner Charlotte Smith from the Charlotte Smith in kindergarten.

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By 356B
04th Apr 2019 19:01

Why not use a nom de plume as well? If you wish to remain incognito, perhaps a completely false identity.

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By Charlotte smith
05th Apr 2019 00:07

I suppose a simple mistake of a few years, will be a simple mistake.
This has nothing to do with integrity, only vanity :-)

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By andy.partridge
05th Apr 2019 08:49

What else do you habitually and casually lie about?

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By stepurhan
05th Apr 2019 09:05

Charlotte smith wrote:

I suppose a simple mistake of a few years, will be a simple mistake.
This has nothing to do with integrity, only vanity :-)

A mistake is an erroneous belief that certain facts are true.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Given you know your date or birth but are planning to dishonestly use another date, you don't meet either of those definitions. Perhaps you need a new dictionary.

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By lionofludesch
05th Apr 2019 09:05

Charlotte smith wrote:

I suppose a simple mistake of a few years, will be a simple mistake.
This has nothing to do with integrity, only vanity :-)

So what happens when you try to open a bank account and the bank realise that your Companies House entry doesn't correlate with your passport ?

"Here's a woman we can trust with a current account...."

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By Chris.Mann
08th Apr 2019 14:18

With your apparent wish to complicate your day to day life, one can only imagine how you conduct your "love" life!

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By Charlotte smith
09th Apr 2019 02:20

You want to know what I think.
I think you all seriously need to lighten up, it won't cause world war 3, why is everyone so seriously PC.

FYI, Whilst dating, I have found men are the real fibbers regarding age. Maybe I should knock 5 years off and not 3, 5 seems to be a nice round number:-)

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By lionofludesch
09th Apr 2019 08:28

Maybe you should check them out at Companies House.

I foresee a few problems ahead for your business.

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By stepurhan
09th Apr 2019 09:13

Charlotte smith wrote:

You want to know what I think.

Not particularly.
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I think you all seriously need to lighten up, it won't cause world war 3, why is everyone so seriously PC.

Political correctness is the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.

So, unless you think people who commit criminal acts (like the one you are suggesting) are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against, you still need a new dictionary.

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FYI, Whilst dating, I have found men are the real fibbers regarding age. Maybe I should knock 5 years off and not 3, 5 seems to be a nice round number:-)

Other people do this, so why don't I do the same. Yes, that is always a convincing argument.
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By andy.partridge
09th Apr 2019 09:34

Many crooks have no conscience because they assume everyone else is at it so why shouldn't they.

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By JCresswellTax
09th Apr 2019 09:15

Surely Charlotte is a wind up :)

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