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EFIS 59, September 2009 : Company

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Companies House has drafted these new forms for use in accordance with regulations made under the Companies Act 2006 which will come into force on 1st October.

Transitional arrangements under the 2006 Act allow old forms to be used to file details of companies formed before 1st October but only the new forms should be used to register details of any new companies created on or after 1st October.

In addition, we have amended forms CO1A and CO3C to reflect the changes introduced by the 2006 Companies Act which not only replace the current editions of CO1A, CO3C but Companies CO1B which is now obsolete.

The Oyez Companies Form CO3G has also been updated in the light of the Companies Act 2006.

The Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 will also come into force on 1st October and these regulations have represcribed Companies CO2 to reflect changes introduced by the 2006 Act.

For more detailed information, please consult the Companies House website at www.companieshouse.gov.uk



Please note: Old companies forms must no longer be used after 1st October to file details at Companies House about new companies formed after this date and have therefore been flagged as obsolete forms. These old forms will not be available on your File > New menu. However, you may access these forms by selecting show all revisions including pre-release and obsolete forms for matters begun before 1st October.

Finally following the changes to Company Act 2006 forms CO155(6)(a), CO155(6)(b), CO169(1B), CO190, CO30(5)A, CO30(5)B, CO30(5)C, CO318, CO353, CO43(3)E, CO49(8A, CO49(8AC, CO6, CO691, CO692(1)(a), CO692(1)(b), CO692(1)(c), CO692(2), CO694(4)(a), CO694(4)(b), CO88(3), COG123, COG157, COG173, COG190A, COG353A, COG362A, COG49(8B), COG549, COG685, COG686, COG97 and COM410 are now obsolete.

The CTF Form has also been withdrawn from the Companies range.

Forms affected

CO1B Memorandum and Articles of Association for a Private Company not adopting Table A Withdrawn
CO2C Reminders on Taking Instructions on the Formation of a Private Company Withdrawn
CO10 First Directors and Secretary and Intended Situation of Registered Office Withdrawn
CO169(1B) Return by a public company purchasing its own shares for holding in treasury Withdrawn
CO10CONT Continuation Sheet Withdrawn
CO12 Declaration on Application for Registration Withdrawn
CO117 Application by a public company for certificate to commence business where the company seeks to satisfy the authorised minimum requirement in sterling Withdrawn
CO30(5)A Declaration on Application for Registration of a Company Exempt from the Requirement to use the Word "Limited" or its Welsh Equivalent Withdrawn
CO30(5)B Declaration on Application for Registration under Section 680 of the Companies Act 1985 of a Company Exempt from the Requirement to use the Word "Limited" or its Welsh Equivalent Withdrawn
CO34 Simple Form for Accounts of Dormant Company for Filing Purposes On or After 6th April 2008 Withdrawn
CO169A2 Return by a public company cancelling or selling or transferring shares from treasury Withdrawn
CO266(1) Notice of Intention to Carry on Business as an Investment Company Withdrawn
CO266(3) Notice that a Company No Longer Wishes to be an Investment Company Withdrawn
CO287 Change in situation or address or registered office Withdrawn
CO33 Simple Form for Accounts of Dormant Company for Filing Purposes Financial years beginning Before 6th April 2008 Withdrawn
CO30(5)C Declaration on Change of Name Omitting 'Limited' or its Welsh Equivalent Withdrawn
DCA Companies House Dormant Company Accounts for Financial Years Ending on or After 26 July 2000 Withdrawn
CO225 Change of Accounting Reference Date Withdrawn
CO363ASB Schedule B for traded public companies list of past and present shareholders Withdrawn
CO363A Annual Return Withdrawn
CO363A_B Form 363a Continuation Sheet Withdrawn
CO88(2) Return of Allotment of Shares Withdrawn
CO88(2)c Return of Allotment of Shares - Continuation Sheet Withdrawn
CO88(3) Particulars of a contract relating to shares allotted as fully or partly paid up otherwise than in cash Withdrawn
COG97 Statement of the amount or rate per cent of any commission payable in connection with the subscription of shares Withdrawn
COG122 Notice of consolidation, division, sub-division, redemption or cancellation of shares, or conversion, re-conversion of stock into shares Withdrawn
COG123 Notice of increase in nominal capital Withdrawn
COG128(1) Statement of Rights Attached to Allotted Shares Withdrawn
COG128(3) Statement of Particulars of Variation of Rights Attached to Shares Withdrawn
COG128(4) Notice of Assignment of Name or New Name to Any Class of Shares Withdrawn
CO155(6)(a) Declaration in relation to assistance for the acquisition of shares Withdrawn
CO155(6)(b) Declaration by the directors of a holding company in relation to assistance for the acquisition of shares Withdrawn
COG157 Notice of application made to the court for the cancellation of a special resolution regarding financial assistance for the acquisition of shares Withdrawn
CO169 Return by a company purchasing its own shares Withdrawn
COG173 Declaration in relation to the redemption or purchase of shares out of capital Withdrawn
CO176 Notice of application to the court for the cancellation of a resolution for the redemption or purchase of shares out of capital Withdrawn
COM395 Particulars of a mortgage or charge Withdrawn
COM395CO COM395 Continuation Sheet Withdrawn
COM397A Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series Withdrawn
COM398 Certificate of Registration in Scotland or Northern Ireland of a Charge Comprising Property Situate There Withdrawn
COM400 Particulars of a mortgage or charge subject to which property has been acquired Withdrawn
COM403A Declaration of satisfaction in full or in part of mortgage or charge Withdrawn
COM403B Declaration that part of the property or undertaking charged (a) has been released from the charge; (b) no longer forms part of the company's property undertaking Withdrawn
CO190 Location of Register of Debenture Holders Withdrawn
CO318 Notice of Place where Copies of Directors' Service Contracts and any Memoranda are kept or of any Change in that Place Withdrawn
CO353 Register of Members Withdrawn
COG362 Notice of Place where an Overseas Branch Register is kept, of any Change in that Place, or of Discontinuance of any such Register Withdrawn
COM397 Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures Withdrawn
CO6 Cancellation of Alteration to the Objects of a Company Withdrawn
CO43(3) Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company where the company seeks to satisfy the authorised minimum requirement in euros Withdrawn
CO43(3)E Declaration on Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company Withdrawn
CO49(1) Application by a Limited Company to be Re-registered as Unlimited Withdrawn
CO49(8A Members Assent to Company being Re-registered as unlimited Withdrawn
CO49(8AC Continuation Sheet for CO49(8)(a) Withdrawn
CO51 Application by an Unlimited Company to be Re-registered as Limited Withdrawn
CO53 Application by a Public Company for Re-registration as a Private Company Withdrawn
CO54 Application to the Court for Cancellation of Resolution for Re-registration Withdrawn
CO288A Appointment of Director or Secretary Withdrawn
CO288B Terminating appointment as director or secretary Withdrawn
CO288C Change of Particulars for Director or Secretary Withdrawn
CO363ASC Schedule A for private or non-traded public companies list of past and present shareholders Withdrawn
COG549 Tax Voucher Instructions Withdrawn
CTF Crest Transfer Form Withdrawn
COG49(8B) Form of Statutory Declaration by directors as to members' assent to re-registration of a company as unlimited Withdrawn
COG129(1) Statement by a Company Without Share Capital of Rights Attached to Newly Created Class of Members Withdrawn
COG129(2) Statement by a Company Without Share Capital of Particulars of a Variation of Members' Class Rights Withdrawn
COG129(3) Notice by a Company Without Share Capital of Assignment of a Name or Other Designation to a Class of Members Withdrawn
COG139 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a Court Order reducing capital Withdrawn
COG147 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following cancellation of shares and reduction of nominal value of issued capital Withdrawn
COG190A Notice of place for inspection of a register of holders of debentures which is kept in a non-legible form, or of any change in that place Withdrawn
COG353A Notice of place for inspection of a register of members which is kept in a non-legible form, or of any change in that place Withdrawn
COG362A Notice of Place for Inspection of an Overseas Branch Register which is Kept in a Non-Legible Form, or of any Change in that Place Withdrawn
COG680A Application by joint stock company for registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985, and Declaration and related statements Withdrawn
COG680B Application by a company which is not a joint stock company for registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985, and Declaration and related statements Withdrawn
COG684 Registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985 List of Members - existing joint stock company Withdrawn
COG685 Declaration on application by a joint stock company for registration as a public company Withdrawn
COG686 Registration under Part XXII of the Companies Act 1985 Statutory Declaration veryifying list of members Withdrawn
CO703P(1 Return by an Oversea Company that the Company is being Wound Up Withdrawn
CO703P(3 Notice of appointment of a Liquidator of an Oversea Company Withdrawn
CO703P(5 Notice by the Liquidator of an Oversea Company Concerning the Termination of Liquidation of the Company Withdrawn
CO703Q(1) Return by an Oversea Company which becomes Subject to Insolvency Proceedings, etc. Withdrawn
CO703Q(2 Return by an Oversea Company on Cessation of Insolvency Proceedings, etc. Withdrawn
CO691 Return and Declaration Delivered for Registration of a Place of Business of an Oversea Company Withdrawn
CO692(1)(a) Return of alteration in the charter, statutes, etc., of an overseas company Withdrawn
CO692(1)(b) Return of Alteration in the Directors or Secretary of an Oversea Company or in their Particulars Withdrawn
CO692(1)(c) Return of alteration in the names or addresses of persons resident in Great Britain authorised to accept service on behalf of an oversea company Withdrawn
CO692(2) Return of change in the corporate name of an oversea company Withdrawn
CO694(4)(a) Statement of Name, other than Corporate Name, Under which an Oversea Company Proposes to Carry on Business in Great Britain Withdrawn
CO694(4)(b) Statement of name, other than corporate name, under which an oversea company proposes to carry on business in Great Britain in substitution for a name previously registered Withdrawn
COBR1 Return Delivered for Registration of a Branch of an Oversea Company Withdrawn
COBR2 Return by an oversea company subject to branch registration of an alteration to constitutional documents Withdrawn
COBR3 Return by an Oversea Company Subject to Branch Registration for Alteration of Company Particulars Withdrawn
COBR4 Return by an Oversea Company Subject to Branch Registration of Change of Directors or Secretary or of their Particulars Withdrawn
COBR5 Return by an Oversea Company Subject to Branch Registration of Change of Address or Other Branch Particulars Withdrawn
COBR6 Return of Change of Person Authorised to Accept Service or to Represent the Branch of an Oversea Company or of any Change in their Particulars Withdrawn
COBR7 Return by an Oversea Company of the Branch at which the Constitutional Documents of the Company have been Registered in Substitution for a Previous Branch Withdrawn
COM410 Particulars of a Charge Created by a Company Registered in Scotland Withdrawn
CO652a Application for Striking off Withdrawn
CO652Aco Application for striking off (continuation sheet) Withdrawn
CO652c Withdrawal of application for striking off Withdrawn
CO1A Memorandum and Articles of Association for a Private Company adopting Table A with Modifications New/Amended
CO2 Articles of Association [Table A] New/Amended
CO3C Memorandum and Articles of Association for a Company Limited by Guarantee New/Amended
AA01 Change of accounting reference date New/Amended
AD01 Change of registered office address New/Amended
AP01 Appointment of Director New/Amended
AR01 Annual Return New/Amended
AR01(CONT) Annual Return - continuation page New/Amended
CH01 Change of director's details New/Amended
DS01 Striking off application by a company New/Amended
IN01 Application to register a company New/Amended
IN01(CONT) Application to register a company - continuation page New/Amended
MG01 Particulars of mortgage or charge New/Amended
MG01(CONT) Particulars of a mortgage or charge - continuation page New/Amended
SH01 Return of allotment of shares New/Amended
SH01(CONT) Return of allotment of shares - Continuation page New/Amended
DS01(CONT) Striking off application by a company - continuation page New/Amended
TM01 Termination of appointment of director New/Amended
AD02 Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL) New/Amended
AD03 Change of location of the company records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL) New/Amended
AD04 Change of location of the company records to the registered office New/Amended
RR03 Notice by the company of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration New/Amended
RR04 Notice by the applicants of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration New/Amended
RR04(CONT) Notice by the applicants of application to the court for cancellation of resolution for re-registration - continuation page New/Amended
RR05 Application by a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company New/Amended
RR05(CONT) Application by a private limited company for re-registration as an unlimited company - continuation page New/Amended
RR06 Application by an unlimited company for re-registration as a private limited company New/Amended
RR06(CONT) Application by an unlimited company for re-registration as a private limited company - continuation page New/Amended
RR07 Application by a public limited company for re-registration as a private unlimited company New/Amended
RR07(CONT) Application by a public limited company for re-registration as a private unlimited company - continuation page New/Amended
RR08 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company following a court order reducing capital New/Amended
RR09 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a cancellation of shares New/Amended
RR10 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private company following a reduction of capital due to redenomination New/Amended
RR01 Application by a private company for re-registration as a public company New/Amended
CC01 Notice of restriction on the company's articles New/Amended
CC02 Notice of removal of restriction on the company's articles New/Amended
CC03 Statement of compliance where amendment of articles restricted New/Amended
CC04 Statement of company's objects New/Amended
CC05 Change of constitution by enactment New/Amended
CC06 Change of constitution by order of court or other authority New/Amended
DS02 Withdrawal of striking off application by company New/Amended
NE01 Exemption from requirement as to use of "limited" or cyfyngedig" on change of name New/Amended
NM01 Notice of change of name by resolution New/Amended
NM02 Notice of change of name by conditional resolution New/Amended
NM03 Notice confirming satisfaction of the conditional resolution for change of name New/Amended
NM04 Notice of change of name by means provided for in the articles New/Amended
NM05 Notice of change of name by resolution of directors New/Amended
NM06 Request to seek comments of government department or other specified body on change of name New/Amended
RT01 Application for administrative restoration to the Register New/Amended
AP04 Appointment of corporate secretary New/Amended
TM02 Termination of appointment of secretary New/Amended
CH04 Change of corporate secretary's details New/Amended
CH03 Change of secretary's details New/Amended
CH02 Change of corporate director's details New/Amended
AP03 Appointment of secretary New/Amended
AP02 Appointment of corporate director New/Amended
RR02 Application by a public company for re-registration as a private limited company New/Amended
SH02 Notice of consolidation sub-division redemption of shares or re-conversion of stock into shares New/Amended
SH02(CONT) Notice of consolidation, sub-division, redemption of shares or re-conversion of stock into shares - continuation page New/Amended
SH03 Return of purchase of own shares New/Amended
SH04 Notice of sale or transfer of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC) New/Amended
SH05 Notice of cancellation of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC) New/Amended
SH05(CONT) Notice of cancellation of treasury shares by a public limited company (PLC) - continuation page New/Amended
SH06 Notice of cancellation of shares New/Amended
SH06(CONT) Notice of cancellation of shares - continuation page New/Amended
SH07 Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company New/Amended
SH07(CONT) Notice of cancellation of shares held by or for a public company - continuation page New/Amended
SH08 Notice of name or other designation of class of shares New/Amended
SH09 Return of allotment by an unlimited company allotting a new class of shares New/Amended
SH09(CONT) Return of allotment by an unlimited company allotting a new class of shares - continuation page New/Amended
SH10 Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares New/Amended
SH10(CONT) Notice of particulars of variation of rights attached to shares - continuation page New/Amended
SH11 Notice of new class of members New/Amended
SH11(CONT) Notice of new class of members - continuation page New/Amended
SH12 Notice of particulars of variation of class rights New/Amended
SH12(CONT) Notice of particulars of variation of class rights - continuation page New/Amended
SH13 Notice of name or other designation of class of members New/Amended
SH14 Notice of redenomination New/Amended
SH14(CONT) Notice of redenomination - continuation page New/Amended
SH15 Notice of reduction of capital following redenomination New/Amended
SH15(CONT) Notice of reduction of capital following redenomination - continuation page New/Amended
SH16 Notice by the applicants of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital New/Amended
SH16(CONT) Notice by the applicants of application to court for cancellation of the special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital - continuation page New/Amended
SH17 Notice by the company of application to court for cancellation of special resolution approving a redemption or purchase of shares out of capital New/Amended
SH19 Statement of capital New/Amended
SH19(CONT) Statement of capital - continuation page New/Amended
SH50 Application for trading certificate for a public company New/Amended
IC01 Notice of intention to carry on business as an investment company New/Amended
IC02 Notice that a company no longer wishes to be an investment company New/Amended
LQ01 Notice of appointment of an administrative receiver, receiver or manager New/Amended
LQ02 Notice of ceasing to act as an administrative receiver, receiver or manager New/Amended
MG02 Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of mortgage or charge New/Amended
MG02(CONT) Statement of satisfaction in full or in part of mortgage or charge New/Amended
MG04 Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge; (b) no longer forms part of the company's property New/Amended
MG04(CONT) Application for registration of a memorandum of satisfaction that part (or the whole) of the property charged (a) has been released from the charge; (b) no longer forms part of the companys property New/Amended
MG06 Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired New/Amended
MG06(CONT) Particulars of a charge subject to which property has been acquired - continuation page New/Amended
MG07 Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures New/Amended
MG07(CONT) Particulars for the registration of a charge to secure a series of debentures - continuation page New/Amended
MG08 Particulars of an issue of secured debentures in a series New/Amended
MG09 Certificate of registration of a charge comprising property situated in another UK jurisdiction New/Amended
CO3G Draft Form of Agreement for Sale of a Business to a Private Company New/Amended
AA02 Dormant company accounts (DCA) New/Amended
AA03 Notice of resolution removing auditors from office New/Amended
AD05 Notice to change the situation of an England and Wales company or a Welsh company New/Amended
AD06 Notice of opening of overseas branch register New/Amended
AD07 Notice of discontinuance of overseas branch register New/Amended
RP03 Notice of an objection to a request for the Registrar of Companies to rectify the Register New/Amended
OSMG01 Particulars of a mortgage or charge by an overseas company New/Amended
OSMG01(CONT) Particulars of a mortgage or charge by an overseas company - continuation page New/Amended
OSCC02 Return by an overseas company of change of UK establishment relating to constitutional documents New/Amended
OSAD02 Notice of location, or change in location, of instruments creating charges and register of charges for an overseas company New/Amended
OSAP01 Appointment of director of an overseas company New/Amended
OSAP02 Appointment of corporate director of an overseas company New/Amended
OSAP03 Appointment of secretary of an overseas company New/Amended
OSAP04 Appointment of corporate secretary of an overseas company New/Amended
OSAP05 Appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to represent the company as a permanent representative in respect of a UK establishment New/Amended
OSAP07 Appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to accept service of documents on behalf of the company in respect of a UK establishment New/Amended
OSCC01 Return by an overseas company of an alteration to constitutional documents New/Amended
OSCH01 Return by a UK establishment of an overseas company for change of details New/Amended
OSCH02 Return by an overseas company for a change of company details New/Amended
OSCH03 Change of details of a director of an overseas company New/Amended
OSCH04 Change of details of a corporate director of an overseas company New/Amended
OSCH05 Change of details of a secretary of an overseas company New/Amended
NCIN01 Application by a joint stock company for registration as a public company under the Companies Act 2006 New/Amended
NCIN01(CONT) Application by a joint stock company for registration as a public company under the Companies Act 2006 - continuation page New/Amended
NCIN02 Application by a joint stock company for registration as a private company under the Companies Act 2006 New/Amended
NCIN02(CONT) Application by a joint stock company for registration as a private company under the Companies Act 2006 - continuation page New/Amended
NCIN03 Application by a company (not being a joint stock company) for registration under the Companies Act 2006 New/Amended
NCIN03(CONT) Application by a company (not being a joint stock company) for registration under the Companies Act 2006 - continuation page New/Amended
OSCH06 Change of details of a corporate secretary of an overseas company New/Amended
OSCH07 Change of details by an overseas company for a person authorised to represent the company in respect of the UK establishment New/Amended
OSCH09 Change of details by an overseas company for a person authorised to accept service of documents on behalf of the company in respect of a UK establishment New/Amended
OSDS01 Notice of closure of a UK establishment of an overseas company New/Amended
OSDS01(CONT) Notice of closure of a UK establishment of an overseas company - continuation page New/Amended
OSDS02 Notice of termination of winding up of an overseas company New/Amended
OSIN01 Registration of an overseas company opening a UK establishment New/Amended
OSIN01(CONT) Registration of an overseas company opening a UK establishment New/Amended
OSLQ01 Notice of appointment of a liquidator of an overseas company New/Amended
OSLQ02 Notice by an overseas company which becomes subject to proceedings relating to insolvency New/Amended
OSLQ03 Notice of winding up of an overseas company New/Amended
OSLQ04 Notice by an overseas company on cessation of proceedings relating to insolvency New/Amended
OSNM01 Registration of change of name of overseas company as registered in the UK New/Amended
OSTM01 Termination of appointment of director of an overseas company New/Amended
OSTM02 Termination of appointment of secretary of an overseas company New/Amended
OSTM03 Termination of appointment by an overseas company of a person authorised to accept service of documents or person authorised to represent the company in respect of a UK establishment New/Amended
SH19SR Statement of capital - ss. 644 & 649 New/Amended
SH19SR(CONT) Statement of capital - ss. 644 & 649 - continuation page New/Amended
RP02B Application for rectification of a registered office or UK establishment address by the Registrar of Companies New/Amended
RP02A Application for rectification by the Registrar of Companies New/Amended
OSAA01 Statement of details of parent law and other information for an overseas company New/Amended
OSAA02 Return of alteration of manner of compliance with accounting requirement New/Amended
RP01 Replacement of document not meeting requirements for proper delivery New/Amended

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