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System Capabilities

The current version of Inform Direct supports the following:

  • 1. businesses of a type listed in Appendix 1; that
  • 2. are incorporated in countries listed in Appendix 2; and
  • 3. only have shares of a type listed in Appendix 3

Provided your company continues to meet the above then:

  • 4. you will be able to file electronically at Companies House the forms listed in Appendix 4; and
  • 5. maintain the Statutory Registers listed in Appendix 5

Later versions of Inform Direct will be released to expand the breadth of our service.


Appendix 1

Business types currently supported by Inform Direct
Private Company limited by shares yes
Public Limited Company but not traded on a market♠ yes
Public Limited Company traded on a market*†♠ yes
Private Company limited by guarantee (without share capital)♠ yes
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)♠☂ yes
Unlimited Company with share capital*♠☂ yes
Community Interest Company*♠☂ yes
Overseas Company no

Appendix 2

Countries of incorporation currently supported by Inform Direct
England and Wales yes
Wales yes
Scotland yes
Northern Ireland yes
Other jurisdictions no

Appendix 3

Inform Direct supports all share types provided both the Amount Paid and Currency of Denomination listed below are met

Currency Denominated
£ Sterling yes
$ US dollar yes
€ Euro yes
F Swiss franc yes
K Swedish krona yes
k Norwegian krona yes
$ Canadian dollar yes
Other On Request
Amount Paid
Fully Paid yes
Partly Paid yes
Nil Paid yes

Note: At the time you subscribe for the Inform Direct service all the shares in issue relating to your company must meet the above criteria. If new shares are introduced or changes made to existing shares such that their characteristics are subsequently not covered by the above then Inform Direct will no longer be able to support your company.

Appendix 4

Forms that can be sent to Companies House using Inform Direct
AR01 and LL AR01 Annual Return
CS01 and LL CS01 Confirmation Statement
AA01 and LL AA01 Change of Accounting Reference date
AA02 Dormant Company Accounts (DCA)
AP01 Appointment of Director
LL AP01 Appointment of Member of a Limited Liability Partnership
AP02 Appointment of Corporate Director
LL AP02 Appointment of Corporate Member of a Limited Liability Partnership
AP03 Appointment of Secretary
AP04 Appointment of Corporate Secretary
CH01 Change of Director’s details
LL CH01 Change of LLP Member's details
CH02 Change of Corporate Director's details
LL CH02 Change of LLP Corporate Member's details
CH03 Change of Secretary’s details
CH04 Change of Corporate Secretary’s details
TM01 Termination of Appointment of Director
LL TM01 Termination of Appointment of LLP Member
TM02 Termination of Appointment of Secretary
AD01 and LL AD01 Change of Registered Office address
AD02 and LL AD02 Notification of SAIL
AD03 and LL AD03 Change of Location of the company records to the SAIL
AD04 and LL AD04 Change of location of the company records to the registered office
SH01 Return of Allotment of Shares
IN01 Application to Register a Company
LL IN01 Application to register a limited liability partnership
NM01 Notice of Change of Name by Resolution
NM04 Notice of Change of Name by means provided for in the Articles
LL NM01 Notice of Change of Name of a Limited Liability Partnership
PSC01 and LL PSC01 Give notice of individual person with significant control
PSC02 and LL PSC02 Give notice of relevant legal entity with significant control
PSC03 and LL PSC03 Give notice of other registrable person with significant control
PSC04 and LL PSC04 Give notice of change of details for person with significant control
PSC05 and LL PSC05 Give notice of change of details for relevant legal entity with significant control
PSC06 and LL PSC06 Give notice of change of details of other registrable person with significant control
PSC07 and LL PSC07 Give notice of ceasing to be a person with significant control
PSC08 and LL PSC08 Give notice of PSC statements
PSC09 and LL PSC09 Give notice of update to PSC statements
MR01 and LL MR01 Register a new mortgage or charge
MR02 and LL MR02 Register a mortgage or charge attached to property or undertaking newly acquired
MR04 and LL MR04 Register a statement of full or partial mortgage or charge satisfaction
MR05 and LL MR05 Register a statement of full or partial mortgage or charge release

In addition PDF versions of the following forms can be generated using Inform Direct, which will need to be printed, signed and then sent in the post to Companies House:

Other forms that can be generated using Inform Direct
SH02 Notice of consolidation, sub-division, redemption of shares or re-conversion of stock into shares
SH03 Return of purchase of own shares
SH04 Notice of sale or transfer of treasury shares
SH05 Notice of cancellation of treasury shares
SH06 Notice of cancellation of shares
SH07 Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company
SH08 Notice of name or other designation of class of shares
SH10 Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares
SH11 Give notice of a new class of members
SH12 Give notice of particulars of variation of class rights
SH13 Give notice of name or other designation of class of members
SH19 Statement of capital when reducing capital in a company
SH50 Application for trading certificate for a public company
LL DE01 Notice of Change of Status of a Limited Liability Partnership
DS01 and LL DS01 Striking off application by a company
DS02 and LL DS02 Withdrawal of striking off application by a company

Appendix 5

Statutory Registers supported by Inform Direct
Register of Transfers+
Register of Members
Register of Directors
Register of Secretaries+
Register of LLP Members
Register of Directors’ or LLP Members' Residential Addresses*
Register of Allotments
Register of Mortgages and Charges+
Register of Person with Significant Control (PSC)
Register of PSCs' residential addresses

In addition the following non-statutory registers are maintained by Inform Direct:

Non-Statutory Registers supported by Inform Direct
Register of Company Name Changes
Register of Share or Membership Classes
Register of Capital Reorganisations
Register of option holders