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Further Information

Further information

1. Where can returns be inspected?

Returns of newspapers currently registered under the Act may be inspected at:

Companies House,
Crown Way,
CF14 3UZ.

They may also be inspected by giving two days notice at the:

London Search Room,
Companies House,
21 Bloomsbury Street,

(all enquiries Tel: 0303 1234 500).

Similar arrangements apply to Northern Ireland where any enquiries should be addressed to the:

Registrar of Companies,
1st Floor, Waterfront Plaza,
8 Laganbank Road, Belfast,
BT1 3BS,
Tel: 0845 604 88 88,
Fax: 028 9090 5353,

DX 481NR

2. Where do I get forms and guidance?

This is one of a series of Companies House guidance which provide a simple guide to the Companies Act.Statutory forms and guidance are available, free of charge from Companies House. The quickest way to get them is through this website or by telephoning 0303 1234 500.

Forms can also be obtained from company law stationers, accountants, solicitors and company formation agents - addresses can be found in business phone books.

3. How do I send information to the Registrar?

You may deliver documents to the Registrar by hand (personally or by courier), including outside office hours, bank holidays and weekends to Cardiff, London and Edinburgh.

You may also send documents by post or by the Document Exchange Service (DX). If you send documents, please address them to:

For newspapers incorporated
in England and Wales: For newspapers incorporated
in Scotland: For newspapers incorporated
in Northern Ireland:
The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
Crown Way
Cardiff CF14 3UZ

DX33050 Cardiff 1
The Registrar of Companies
Companies House
4th Floor
Edinburgh Quay 2
139 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9FF
LP - 4 Edinburgh 2 (Legal Post) or
DX ED235 Edinburgh 1

Tel: +44 (0)303 1234 500 (national call rate)
Fax: 029 20380900

The Registrar of Companies
1st Floor,
Waterfront Plaza
8 Laganbank Road
Belfast BT1 3BS

DX481 N.R. Belfast 1

If you are sending documents by post, courier or the Document Exchange Service (DX) and would like a receipt, Companies House will provide an acknowledgement if you enclose a copy of your covering letter with a pre-paid addressed return envelope. We will barcode your copy letter with the date of receipt and return it to you in the envelope provided.

Please note: an acknowledgement of receipt does not mean that a document has been accepted for registration at Companies House.

Please note:Companies House does not accept accounts or any other statutory documents by fax.