Fighting crime: how Companies House reforms seek to combat today’s fraudsters

At the end of last year, the government launched three consultations to gain industry feedback on Companies House reform. The reforms seek to increase transparency with the register, with the ambition of reducing fraud and money laundering. Here’s what the changes might look like for you and your clients. 


Financial crime and fraud have been longstanding issues globally, as ne’er do wells seek to profit from rogue activities, organised crime, and bogus accounting. It is believed that the proposed reforms of Companies House will make it better suited to prevent or tackle crimes, and better able to adapt to the modern challenges across the financial and accounting sectors.

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