The Companies (Disclosure of Address) Amendment Regulations 2018 (2018 Regulations) were made on April 25, 2018 and came into effect on April 26, 2018. They amend the Companies (Disclosure of Address) Regulations 2009 (2009 Regulations).
The 2009 Regulations enabled a director whose residential address was already publicly available on the register kept by the Registrar of Companies as at October 1, 2009 to apply to make that residential address unavailable for public inspection if the director could show that disclosure of that address was likely to create a serious risk that the director or a person living with the director would be subject to violence or intimidation.
The 2018 Regulations amend the 2009 Regulations to remove the serious risk of violence or intimidation test and to allow applications in relation to residential address information filed before January 1, 2003. They also apply in relation to other situations where a residential address may have been placed on the register and shareholders can make an application for suppression of residential address information without having to satisfy the test of serious risk of violence or intimidation.
Applications can be made by an individual to remove an address from the register at Companies House, by a company to remove the addresses of its members or former members and by a person who registers a charge to remove an address delivered for the purpose of registering the charge.
The application fee is £55 for each document containing an address to be suppressed and as well as amending the 2009 Regulations, the 2018 Regulations amend the Limited Liability Partnerships Application of Companies Act 2006 (Regulations 2009) and the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2017.
(The Companies (Disclosure of Address) Amendment Regulations 2018, 25.04.18)