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Gloommonger

Companies House Whistleblown

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A spokesman said: "Companies House will consider all complaints and prioritise allegations of offending where it is persistent, repeated or wilful. Companies House refers such cases to prosecuting authorities."

But not necessarily for knowing about an offence?  It seems very dodgy to say the least - but isn't that just Britain 2018.

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Why would you bother going to all that effort when you can just register as a completely made up Director from Romania or somewhere that they don't check? That loophole needs closing quicker.

You could literally just type in gobbledegook and as long as it's outside the UK they don't have any means to check it.

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22 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Why would you bother going to all that effort when you can just register as a completely made up Director from Romania or somewhere that they don't check? That loophole needs closing quicker.

You could literally just type in gobbledegook and as long as it's outside the UK they don't have any means to check it.

I've looked up people, knowing that they were directors of linked companies, and because they had put in their name differently (middle name one time, not the other) they appeared as two separate people.

The big upside now is that the beta Companies House site does now give that visibility.  Now to sort it out.

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1 hour ago, twocents said:

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But not necessarily for knowing about an offence?  It seems very dodgy to say the least - but isn't that just Britain 2018.

There are filing deadlines; if you don't meet them then there is a set fine which is rarely applied.

This one is well overdue but they haven't been fined; the worst that Companies House do at present is to write "Overdue" in red font.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07749192

I'm interested because this has taken on leases of Real Estate Investment Trust properties in order to rent them out at LHA.

Which is daft because the REITs incrrease rents at RPI but LHA doesn't increase anything like that; it's currently on a freeze 2016-20.

This model was always going to collapse eventually but seems to have done so in two short years hence my wanting to see the results.  Awesome way to run a company.

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The problem with companies house is that it is seen as a moneymaker; increasing the controls means deterring companies who will go to the next easiest country to set up.  

If the target for CH was 'reputation' and not 'pounds earned/companies established' it would operate very differently.

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Great.  So what'll happen next is CH will up fees to a couple of £k to cover loads of checking.  That won't affect the multinationals but again will kill off the SME.  

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