Have you got a PSC register?

Business team.

The next measure of the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act comes into force on 6 April 2016.

You now need to start keeping a register of your people with significant control (PSC).

A PSC is someone in your company who:

  • owns more than 25% of the company’s shares
  • holds more than 25% of the company’s voting rights
  • holds the right to appoint or remove the majority of directors
  • has the right to, or actually exercises significant influence or control
  • holds the right to exercise or actually exercises significant control over a trust or company that meets any of the other 4 conditions.

You’ll need to keep your PSC as part of your company register, as these need to be available for inspection.

From 30 June, you’ll start submitting this information when you file your confirmation statements, or when companies, LLPs and SEs are incorporated.

Click to access PSC_register_summary_guidance.pdf

What information needs to be recorded on the register?
For an individual:
•Service address
•Usual country/state of residence
•Date of birth
•Usual residential address (this will not appear on the public record)
•Date on which the individual became registrable
•Nature of control
For a relevant legal entity:
•Corporate/firm name
•Registered/principal office
•Legal form and governing law
•Applicable company register and number
•Date on which the legal entity became registrable
•Nature of control

Every company will need a PSC register!



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