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Government Contracts, Tenders and Winners

Government Contracts are fulfilled via open tenders which subject to legal a framework that encourages value for money in public procurement.

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HSE Improvement Notices and Prosecutions

As the Health and Safety regulator for England, Wales and Scotland the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issues HSE Improvement Notices.

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Company Statuses

The Company Status on the Companies House Register provides information on the viability or current trading position of a company.

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What are the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR led to an overhaul of the 1998 Data Protection Act, with the 2018 Data Protection Act.

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Disqualified Directors

Disqualified directors and their legal resposibilities. Anyone can report a company director’s conduct as being ‘unfit’ which may lead to disqualification.

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Types of Crime and Reported Categories

The Types of Crime (offences) captured by Police forces are grouped into higher categories by The Home Office ready for publication on the UK Crime Map.

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Definition of a partnership for accounting purposes

Definition of a partnership for accounting purposes. A qualifying partnership for accounting purposes comes down to several important criteria.

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Definition of a Micro-Entity for Accounting Purposes

Definition of a Micro-Entity for accounting purposes. Micro entiities disclose less information than Small, Medium and Large companies when filing.

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Definition of a medium sized company for accounting purposes

The definition of a medium sized company is based on two of three conditions being met. These are set by the Companies House Act of 2006.

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Companies House API is open, why do we need you?

The Open API at Companies House provides great data access, but there are serious reliability and GDPR issues to consider before integrating.

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Definition of a small company for accounting purposes

Definition of a small company for accounting purposes. Small companies disclose less information than medium and large companies for accounting purposes.

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Local Government Spending – How much data is there?

Local Government Spending or Spend data is freely available on English Local Authorities websites under the OGL or Open Data licence.

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Company Number Prefixes Defined

Company Number Prefixes are assigned to non-standard companies to make them easier to identify. These are assigned when registering with Companies House.

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Reported Crime and Categories

Reported Crime categories are defined at a national level, the actual crimes are reported locally as grouped as per the Home Office calssification.

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Assets Less Liabilities, calculating Company Net Worth

Company Assets less liabilities can be used as a quick snapshot, or statement of financial position, for a Company on a specific date.

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Company Administration and the role of Administrators

Company administration is when an administrator puts a company 'In Administration', Administrators are appointed for the benefit of the creditors.

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Definition of an Overseas Company and Registration requirements

What is the Definition of an Overseas Company for legal and accounting purposes. When do oversea companies need to register in the UK?

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Sanction Checks in the UK

Sanction checks and embargoes are political trade restrictions put in place against target countries, organisations and individuals.

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Compulsory Liquidation of a Company and the role of Receivers

Compulsory liquidation of a company is when a company is ordered by a court to be wound up. This will result in the company having a receiver appointed.

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Company Voluntary Liquidation and the role of Liquidators

There are two kinds of Company voluntary liquidation MVL and CVL these dependant on the solvency of the company based on the directors position.

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Corporate Voluntary Arrangements and Insolvency proceedings

Corporate Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) and insolvency proceedings are formal measures taken to deal with company debt. CVAs are increasingly being used.

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Corporate Voluntary Arrangement or CVA and the role of the Supervisor

A corporate voluntary arrangement is when a company makes an agreement with its creditors by proposing a 'composition in satisfaction of its debt'.

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Definition of a Struck Off Company and the underlying process

Put simply a struck off company is a closed company which is no longer listed on the active register of companies held by Companies House.

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Company Charge and Mortgage

Company charge is the security a company gives for a loan. This could take the form of physical assets, property or Intellectual assets.

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Definition of a dormant company for accounting purposes

Definition of a dormant company for accounting purposes. How to determine if a company can be classified as a dormant for accounting purposes.

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Company Size Definitions and Exclusions

Company size definitions are used by Companies House to determine what information a company needs to file (e.g. abbreviated or full accounts).

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Commercial Property Categories

In England and Wales, the Valuation Office Agency (VoA) is responsible for the valuation of Non-Domestic premises (NDR) and Commercial Property.

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People of Significant Control Register

As part of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Companies need to reveal People of Significant Control (PSC) from 1st April 2016.

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