Certain types of entity must keep a register of their Persons with Significant Control (PSC) and notify details of their PSC on the register at Companies House.

This is a freeview signpost to the Persons of Significant Control register.

The PSC register is kept with their statutory records, must be kept up to date and be available for inspection upon request.

Persons with significant controls are individuals or legal entities that have control or influence over an entity. They generally comprise owners, beneficial owners or managing officers.

The PSC rules have been introduced as follows:

From 30 June 2016: most companies, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) have had to submit details of their PSC to Companies House with their Annual Confirmation Statement.

From 27 June 2017:  Scottish Partnership (SP) and Scottish Qualifying partnerships (SQP) are required to submit their PSC details to Companies House.

From 1 April 2023: Obliged entities are required to check PSC details before entering into a business relationship with a company, LLP, SP or SQP.

For details see our guides in the Companies section:

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