What are a company's statutory registers?

Every company in the UK is required to keep up-to-date statutory registers and to provide access to them.

Also referred to as statutory books, company registers or company books, these registers are a statement at any one time of the ownership structure and control of the company.

They include the:

A UK company's statutory registers must be available for public inspection on request at the registered office unless an alternative address has been recorded at Companies House.

This alternative address is known as a Single Alternative Inspection Location (SAIL). After setting up a SAIL address the company can move as many registers to the SAIL address from the registered office as they choose by notifying Companies House.

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