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    Frequently asked questions

    What is a SH01?

    The SH01 form, also known as the "Return of Allotment of Shares", refers to the form that is used to notify Companies House of an allotment of shares by a company. When your company issues new shares, it must complete and file this form with Companies House within one month of the allotment date. The form provides details about the company, the new shares being issued, and the shareholders who will receive them. It is a legal requirement under the Companies Act 2006 for all businesses registered in the UK to file this form with Companies House.

    Why do I need a SH01?

    Each time your business alots new shares, you're legally required to submit a SH01 form with the Companies House. The form must be filed within 30 days of alottment of new shares.

    How do I file a SH01 at Companies House?

    Vestd automatically generates and submits the form to Companies House. However, if you want to file an SH01 form yourself, you will need to follow these steps:

    1. Step 1: Obtain the necessary information. You will need to have the following information on hand before filing the SH01 form:
      • company name
      • company registration number
      • type of shares being issued
      • date of the resolution to issue shares
      • number and class of shares being issued
      • the amount paid or due to be paid for each share
    2. Step 2: Fill out the SH01 form. You can fill out the SH01 form online using the Companies House website or you can download and print the form from the website and fill it out manually. The form asks for the above-mentioned information along with some additional details like the names and addresses of the shareholders and the total amount paid or due to be paid for the shares.
    3. Step 3: Pay the filing fee. The filing fee for an SH01 form is currently £10 if filed online or £40 if filed by paper. You can pay the fee using a debit or credit card, or you can set up an account with Companies House and pay by direct debit.
    4. Step 4: Submit the form. Once you have completed the SH01 form and paid the filing fee, you can submit the form online or by post to Companies House. If you submit the form online, you will receive a confirmation email. If you submit the form by post, you should include a cheque or postal order for the filing fee and allow extra time for processing.
    How long do you have to file an SH01?

    Once your company issues new shares, you must complete and file this form with Companies House within 30 days of the allotment date.

    Does an SH01 need to be signed?

    Yes. The form must be completed and signed by a director or company secretary of the company. The SH01 form must also be completed accurately and in full, including the details of the company's share capital and shareholders. Failure to do so may result in delays in the registration process or even rejection of the application.

    Can SH01 be signed electronically?

    Yes. Companies House accepts all these types of electronic signatures, provided they meet the relevant legal requirements.

    What happens if you file SH01 late?

    Filing the SH01 form late can result in:

    • Late filing penalties. Companies House imposes a penalty for late filing of the SH01 form. The amount of the penalty depends on how late the form is filed and can range from £40 to £150.
    • Criminal offence. Failing to file the SH01 form on time can be considered a criminal offence. Company directors could be prosecuted, and if found guilty, may face fines or imprisonment.
    • Loss of rights. Your business can lose certain rights, such as the ability to pay dividends, issue new shares, or make changes to its share structure.
    • Negative impact on credit score. Late filing of the SH01 form can also negatively impact your company's credit score and credit rating, making it harder to obtain credit or loans in the future.

    If you are having trouble filing the form or need more time, you may be able to apply for an extension or get professional advice from a qualified accountant or solicitor.