New UK Companies Act ‘amend’ tackling ID fraud

A major change in legislation came into force on October 1st 2009 regarding providing addresses to UK Companies House.

Directors and company secretaries can now remove their personal home addresses from the public record, by supplying UK Companies House with an alternate “service address” such as a registered office.

The changes to the UK Companies Act 2006 will without doubt make it harder for fraudsters to steal personal details. The legislation change will limit the amount of information potential fraudsters can access. As part of this legislation change businesses can remove residential addresses to make it harder for fraudsters to access people’s personal details.

Prior to this change the only way a business could withhold a residential address was by obtaining a confidentiality order from the UK courts.

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