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Companies House makes changes to its protected online filing service

Now, in order to change a company's name people will be required to provide two new documents

Companies House has announced that it has made improvements to its protected online filing service (PROOF) to help prevent unauthorised company name changes.

PROOF is a free service which lets owners protect their company from unauthorised or fraudulent changes to their records. It prevents the filing of certain paper forms, such as changes to your company’s registered office address or directors’ details. 

Now, in order to change a company’s name people will be required to provide two new documents. These are: form NM01 (notice of change of name by resolution) and copy of resolution (change of name by special resolution). 

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Amy Harcombe, filing service owner at Companies House, said: “At Companies House our strategic goals include maintaining registers that inspire trust and confidence, while also providing a brilliant user experience for our customers.

“The changes to the PROOF service are an important step towards fulfilling these goals.”

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