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Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Over the coming weeks I will be posting a number of articles concerning the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) which came into force on 26 June 2015. The United Kingdom and all other EU Member States have 2 years within which to enact its content domestically.

The UK has already started to implement some of the requirements through the roll out of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, which has now implemented two of its five roll outs.

In this first article I look at the new terminology being used for regulated business, financial thresholds and lawyers’ client accounts. These all may have an impact of the accounting professional, for example, many clients of accountants may be high value dealers or potential high value dealers who need informing of the new thresholds.

To read the article click on this link.

Companies House Service Update

Suspension on service 9 October

We have been advised by Companies House that submissions to them should cease at midday on Friday 9 October 2015 whilst they carry out updates to their system, and that they will also cease processing Same Day company formation requests after 10am on the same Friday. this Companies House service update is to allow for the changes to the systems which enable part two of the roll out of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which takes effect on the 10th October 2015. Continue reading

Changes to company registrations and officer appointments

The next roll out of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, which is phase two of the five stage roll out will take place on the 10th October 2015. The implementation is for partial date of birth suppression, the accelerated strike off time frame and consent to act requirements for company officers.  This makes changes to the current forms used in company registrations and officer appointments  Continue reading