On March 23, 2018 Companies House announced that a company director had been successfully prosecuted for falsifying company information in breach of section 1112 Companies Act 2006, in what is thought to be the first-ever conviction of its kind.
Section 1112 Companies Act 2006 makes it an offence for a person knowingly or recklessly to deliver or cause to be delivered to the registrar of companies, for the purposes of the Companies Acts, a document, or make, for any such purpose, a statement that is misleading, false or deceptive in a material particular.
In this case, an individual had incorporated a company in 2013, making Vince Cable MP a director and shareholder without his knowledge. That company was dissolved and taken off the company register after Companies House took action. He then formed another company in 2016 making other MPs and an imaginary Israeli national all directors and shareholders without their knowledge. Once again, Companies House dissolved the company and took it off the companies register.
On conviction, the individual was ordered to pay over £12,000.
(Companies House, Press release, 23.03.18)