Annual compliance services

Bridgehouse Company Secretaries offers annual compliance services for companies in different sectors. Our compliance services, including the necessary Companies House filings and AGM support, will leave you and your board of directors safe in the knowledge that your annual compliance obligations are all met.

What annual obligations must companies meet?

Private companies, PLCs, industrial and provident societies and LLPs are required to file a number of important documents on an annual basis. The reports that must be submitted vary according to each industry sector and the applicable legislation but will usually include a risk assessment, reports from the audit committee, diversity policy reports and progress towards the seven principles of the UK Stewardship Code. The annual obligations for companies are set out in the Companies Act 2006.

How Bridgehouse Company Secretaries can help

Failure to comply with the required legislation is serious – it will inevitably result in a fine and potential damage to a company’s reputation, which could harm your future business. But by outsourcing your annual compliance responsibilities to an experienced team of experts in company law, you can avoid this eventuality. At Bridgehouse Company Secretaries, our compliance services can include help to:

  • prepare and file all applicable returns,
  • maintain the company’s statutory registers,
  • file any statutory changes with the relevant regulatory authority,
  • submit annual accounts and
  • act as corporate company secretary for reporting purposes.

Annual Report and Accounts

If required, Bridgehouse Company Secretaries can provide temporary support to assist with the task of preparing and publishing your company’s annual report and accounts. We’ll put together all the required financial information, help with the audit process and the audit committee report and ensure that your annual report and accounts are produced on time and that they meet all the standards required by law.

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings are a requirement for many companies. At Bridgehouse Company Secretaries we offer a comprehensive AGM support service which covers the drafting of all necessary documents, organisation of the venue and the taking of minutes. We’ll take care of every aspect of your annual general meeting and ensure that your AGM runs smoothly.

Other compliance services

In addition to annual compliance, Bridgehouse Company Secretaries can also offer a range of compliance services to help your company adhere to the following:

  • UK Corporate Governance Code
  • The Data Protection Act
  • The Bribery Act 2010

Knowledge and compliance with the above are all vital to the running of a company, and failure to comply could have serious consequences. Find out more about our data protection services, how we can help you to create an anti bribery policy and how we can ensure that you comply with the Corporate Governance Code.

Contact Bridgehouse Company Secretaries

Whatever your compliance requirements, whether for one-off assistance with an annual report or for more in-depth input, Bridgehouse Company Secretaries can help. Call us on 0845 055 8260 or email info@bhcsecretaries.co.uk to discuss your needs and find out how our annual compliance services can help your company.