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Tolley's Company secretary's handbook 2015-16
A practical guide to the legal and procedural aspects of company administration, covering the wide range of duties and responsibilities which typically fall to the secretary.
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How to avoid penalties for late accounts
Tips and Advice: Company Director, 19 March 2014, p.4
Companies House is notoriously inflexible over deadlines for submitting accounts. Article discusses ways of avoiding a penalty for late submission of accounts.
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International company registration
Knowledge Guide from the ICAEW Library & Information Service on company registers in over 30 countries worldwide.
Company administration: 16 FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions from Law Donut with regards to company administration including roles and responsibilities, filing requirements, company books and records and board meetings.
Companies House guidance
Latest guidance from Companies House including annual and event driven filings and late filing penalties.
Guide from Pinsent Masons covering board meetings, annual and other general meetings, notices, circulars and resolutions.
European document retention guide 2014
This free Iron Mountain guide provides a comparative view across 16 European countries to help companies better understand legal requirements and best practice for retention of records.
Running a limited company
GOV.UK page on different aspects of company administration, including Directors' and Company secretaries' responsibilities, reporting changes to Companies House, submitting documents and late filing penalties.
GOV.UK page covering various aspects of setting up a new business, from writing a business plan to securing finance, record keeping, assessing IT needs and registering with HMRC.
Articles and books in the Library collection
Our collection includes a range of articles and books on company administration including company secretary's checklists, precedents and handbooks.
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Company secretarial precedents
Hundreds of precedents and forms dealing with every aspect of company administration from registration to striking off. Each form and precedent is accompanied by concise details of when and how it should be used, as it relates to both private and unlisted public companies.
One stop company secretary
Concise and accessible guide to keeping a company on track. Includes checklists, sample wordings, procedures, and practical solutions to everyday problems
ICSA company secretary's handbook
A practical guide to the legislation and regulation governing companies and company secretarial procedures.
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