Individuals which have been disqualified from holding the post of a company director in the United Kingdom following a court decision.
|Publisher:||The Insolvency Service (United Kingdom)|
Tthe Insolvency Service is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. It is responsible for bankruptcies, but also the handling of financial wrong-doing.
|Source data:||api.companieshouse.gov.uk (json)|
|Collections:||included in Due Diligence List · Warrants and Criminal Entities|
UK company directors can be banned (‘disqualified’) from being a company director if they don’t meet your legal responsibilities.
‘Unfit conduct’ includes:
- allowing a company to continue trading when it can’t pay its debts
- not keeping proper company accounting records
- not sending accounts and returns to Companies House
- not paying tax owed by the company
- using company money or assets for personal benefit
This is usually handled by the Insolvency Service, but:
Apart from The Insolvency Service, other bodies can apply to have you disqualified under certain circumstances, eg:
- Companies House
- the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
- the courts
- a company insolvency practitioner
Directors can be disqualified for up to 15 years.
UK Companies House Disqualified Directors includes target entities in the following countries. Read about countries...