Member Since: 30th Jun 2003
27th Nov 2014
See Companies House Guidance
See guidance at: http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp1.shtml#ch8
"All 'too like' objections should be addressed to the 'Secretary of State' and delivered to Companies House in time to allow for any necessary direction to be issued within 12 months of a company's incorporation. If a direction is issued to the affected company it will be required to change its name within 12 weeks of the date of the direction."
30th Oct 2014
Inconsistency at Companies House
Whilst the annual return has been accepted, it's likely that this has caused an 'inconsistency' on the company records.
See Companies House guidance at http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/infoAndGuide/faq/inconsistencies.shtml
This could cause problems if anyone was doing due diligence on the company in the future, and Companies House wouldn't issue a Certificate of Goodstanding for any company that had an inconsistency recorded.
You can correct this quite easily by filing a CH01 form changing the directors name from the one shown on the incorporation documents to the one shown on the Annual Return then everything matches.
27th Oct 2014
Don't request a new code, give Companies House a new code
Requesting a new code isn't the only way to get it changed, the director can write to Companies House and tell them what they want the code to be.
If the director writes to the Electronic Filing Administration section at Companies House (on company letterhead) Companies House will make the code whatever you tell them to. It normally takes around 5-7 working days.
Keep trying to log onto Webfiling with the new code to check when they have made the change.
Electronic Filing Administration
Please make the following the Company Authentication Code for the purposes of electronic filing:
Code: A1B2C3 (it must be 6 characters alpha/numeric)
Company Number: 0987654
Company Name: Example Company Limited
29th May 2014
An overview of the rights for each class will need to be specified on the SH10 form.
If the current Articles allow for multiple share classes (not just Ordinary) then they won't need updating as long as the plan is for the Ordinary A and Ordinary B shares to carry the same rights (rights to a dividend [though variable on class], rights to vote, distribution on a winding up etc).
If the current Articles make specific reference to the Company having just Ordinary shares, or you're planning on varying any of the rights, then you will need to have updated copies of the Articles drafted and adopted by Member Special Resolution.
29th May 2014
Redesignate all of them A & B as required
Assuming you still want to keep the 60:40 split then just re-designate them straight into A & B shares as required.
You'll need a Members Ordinary resolution, form SH08 and form SH10. The resolution should go something like this:
It was resolved that the company's share capital of £100 divided into 100 Ordinary shares of £1 each be and is re-designated as follows:
(a) 60 issued Ordinary shares in the name of Alan Smith be and are re-designated into 60 Ordinary 'A' shares of £1 each; and
(b) 40 issued Ordinary shares in the name of Brian Jones be and are re-designated into 40 Ordinary 'B' shares of £1 each; and
there be attached to the re-designated shares the rights and conditions as set out in the Articles of Association.
If the Company's Articles also need updating you'll also need a Member Special Resolution.
No additional allotments or transfers are then required.
11th Mar 2014
Same As and Sensitive
There are two different reasons for Companies House rejecting a name in this thread.
Firstly the 'same as' rule. Companies House have a list of words that they disregard when checking a company name. This list includes 'company', 'services' and 'international'. Therefore the proposed name Party Services Limited would be classed as identical to The Party Company Limited.
There are some sneaky ways around this, for instance using brackets around the offending word. So Party (Services) Limited would fool the system and allow you to proceed.
Next are words that are classed as 'sensitive'. These words are not banned but do require the applicant to justify their use. The example give of architect does require the applicant to supply a letter from the Architects Registration Board confirming they have no objection to the company name.
I agree with Flying Scotsman that Formation Agents deal with these complexities on a daily basis, which is why they are best placed to spot any potential issues and advise their customers accordingly.
24th Feb 2014
Continuing the Wolf of Wall Street comparison....
Jonah Hill did the film for £36k just for the priviledge of working with Scorsese. Wouldn't it be nice to see some footballers just being proud to play for their club.
2nd Dec 2013
Use the Pages App
Have your own personal profile and manage that via Facebook. Set up a separate page for your business and manage that via the Pages App (free).
When you want to Post/Like something as you, use Facebook. When the business wants to Post/Like something use Pages.
8th Oct 2013
Have you tried...
Have you tried entering the new share certificate number in both the original allotment and the acquistion by share transfer? Depending on which software you're using this should consolidate the transactions into the one share certificate.
You will need to get their original share certificate back for cancellation though if you do this.
25th Sep 2013
This would give the wife absolute control...
Also bear in mind that if the wife is the sole shareholder she will have ultimate control of the company including the ability to remove the husband as director should she decide to do so.
It might not be an issue now, but it's something that should be considered.