Mazars urges companies to keep up to date with annual returns

The corporate secretarial service provider warns that businesses will be struck off the register if they are found to be non-compliant

Sarah Colfer, director of Corporate Secretarial & Governance Services, Mazars: ‘The Registrar of Beneficial Ownership actively pursues companies that have not completed the required filings notifying their ownership structure.’ Picture: Paul Sharp

Enforcement against non-compliant companies will be a key focus for 2023, according to Mazars director of Corporate Secretarial & Governance Services, Sarah Colfer.

Involuntary strike-off proceedings were paused during the pandemic. “However, it has been indicated that these proceedings will start again this year. This would see any companies that have not kept up to date with their annual return filings receiving notices that the Registrar of Companies will strike them off the register if ...