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The statute imposes a duty on companies to obtain certain information from people with significant control in the company, record such information in the PSC register and make the register public.
On 26 June 2017, certain changes to filing obligations were introduced by the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Now, each time a company enters or alters information contained in its PSC register, Companies House must be notified within 14 days of such entry or alteration. This replaces the previous requirement that changes be filed annually with the company’s confirmation statement.
The PSC regime: an overview
A person with significant control (PSC) is an individual that (either alone or as one of a number of joint holders of the share or right in question) meets one or more of the following conditions, as specified in the Companies Act 2006:
Certain legal entities may also require registration under the PSC regime. A relevant legal entity (RLE) is a legal entity (a body corporate being a legal person under its governing law) that would have been a PSC had it been an individual.
When making an application to register a company, a statement of initial significant control must be included with the documents delivered to Companies House. If there is no registrable person or RLE, a statement is required to that effect.