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Changes To Companies House Protected Online Filing Service

Enhanced security for company changes ...


Posted by Roger Eddowes on 26/07/2021 @ 8:00AM

Companies House has made improvements to their Protected Online Filing (PROOF) service, which will help to prevent unauthorised company name changes ...

I believe these changes to the Protected Online Filing service are crucial !

I believe these changes to the Protected Online Filing service are crucial !

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Introduced on the 1st of June 2021, PROOF is a free service that allows you to protect your company from fraudulent changes to your records. For example, it prevents paper filings such as changes to a company's registered address or directors' details.

From now on, two documents will be required to change these details:

  • form NM01 (notice of change of name by resolution)

  • copy of the resolution (change of name by special resolution)

You can join PROOF using the Companies House online filing service, and you must be registered for online filing first. These changes will allow Companies House to remain a trustworthy source of information.

I believe these changes to the Protected Online Filing service will maintain confidence in Companies House as we unlock the economy post-pandemic.

Until next time ...

Business Godparent


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About Roger Eddowes ...


Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.