Companies House will issue a Certificate of Good Standing to a company that has continued in existence from the day it was incorporated, is up to date in filing statutory documents, has at least one director who is an individual (not a corporate entity) and if no action is currently being taken to strike if off the register.
Upon request and payment of the appropriate fee, Companies House will send the Certificate of Good Standing to the company’s registered address. A copy is also available electronically if required more quickly but this will not bear the signature of a Companies House officer.
There are various reasons why a company might require a Certificate of Good Standing, some examples are:
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The cost of the Certificate of Good Standing is £59.99.
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