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Company secretary useful links

Guidance and other useful information from external websites on the role and responsibilities of the company secretary

The role

Company administration FAQs

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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.

Company administration

ICSA Resource Centre

ICSA The Governance Institute

Guidance on all areas of company secretarial. Some guidance is available for ICSA members only but many are available to non members.

Retention of records

Iron Mountain

Best practice guide from document storage company Iron Mountain. Registration required for free download.

Company administration FAQs

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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

Companies House

A collection of guides about registering, filing and disclosing information with Companies House.

Setting up

HM Government

Gov.uk hub page for setting up a new business. Includes pages on different legal entities: sole trader; business partnership; private limited company; social enterprise; overseas company; unincorporated associations.

Running a limited company

HM Government

Guidance from GOV.UK on directors responsibilities and other company secretarial aspects of running a company.

Governance + compliance

ICSA The Governance Institute

The publication of ICSA The Governance Institute providing current news, views and practical advice on the latest developments in governance and compliance.

Setting up a PSC register

Pinsent Masons February 2016

Guidance for those UK companies and LLPs that will be required to maintain a new statutory register of people with significant control (PSC register) from 6 April 2016.

Joining the right board: due diligence for prospective directors

ICSA - the Governance Institute May 2011

A guide published by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) (available online to ICSA members only). Covers the due diligence process that prospective non-executive directors should undertake before joining a company. The ICAEW Library holds a reference copy.

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