Does my company need to have a company secretary?

There is no legal requirement for a UK private company to have a company secretary. 

However all the compliance obligations that usually fall to the company secretary still have to be met. These include maintaining statutory books - for example registers of members, directors and secretaries - as well as monitoring changes in relevant legislation and taking appropriate action.

The articles of association of a company may though require that a company secretary is appointed.  If you are forming your UK limited company with Lightwork Business our Articles do not require you to have a company secretary.

Public companies by contrast are legally required to employ a company secretary.


Want the peace of mind of Lightwork Business guiding you through the compliance maze while you stay focused on the thing that really matters - your business!

Simply choose our 'Compliance package' or if you already have a private limited company but would still like us to take care of all things compliance then just get in touch.

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