The government has launched a consultation on proposed reforms at Companies House.
The consultation aims to tackle misuse of the register.
The consultation seeks views on a series of reforms to limit the risk of misuse:
- • knowing who is setting up, managing and controlling companies
• improving the accuracy and usability of data on the register
• protecting personal information on the register
• ensuring compliance, sharing intelligence & measures to deter abuse
Louise Smyth, Chief Executive of Companies House, said:
'This package of reforms represents a significant milestone for Companies House as they will enable us to play a greater part in tackling economic crime,
protecting directors from identity theft and fraud, and improving the accuracy of the register.'
Consultation closes 5 August 2019.