Statement of Capital

The Companies Act 2006 has introduced a new element to the company formation process. Previously all companies that were limited by shares provided details of the companies share structure as follows -

  •  Type of share
  • Value of shares
  • Authorised share capital
  • Issued share capital
  • Shareholders details

An example of this would be-
Ordinary shares
£1 share value
Total authorised shares 1000 x £1
Issued shares 100 x £1 issued to Joe Blogs

Companies incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 now complete a Statement of Capital at the time of incorporation which is recorded at Companies House. This will state-

  • Type of share (ordinary, preference, class A etc)
  • Amount paid up on each share
  • Amount (if any) unpaid on those shares
  • Number of shares issued
  • Aggregate nominal value of shares issued
  • Shareholders details

In addition a statement of capital needs to be filed every time the company alters its share capital if the change affects any of the following -

  • the total number of shares allotted;
  • the aggregate nominal value of those shares;
  • the value of the individual shares which have been allotted; or
  • the amount (if any) unpaid on those shares.
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