Credit checking dodgy customers

I wouldn’t read too much into the company showing up as ‘dormant’ – it only means that the company was dormant at the date of its last annual accounts. As far as I know there’s no requirement (and no way that I’m aware of) to inform Companies House once the company’s started trading. A company could have been trading quite legitimately for up to 28 months, or longer if they don’t file their accounts on time, without having to make anyone except HMRC aware that they’re no longer a dormant company.

Posted under Courier Financial Issues, Legal Issues

Posted by Alec at 9:17 pm, October 1, 2007

2 Comments so far

  1. Alec added on  October 1st, 2007 at 21:27

    If they’ve sent you a ‘Network’ job confirmation (or any other type of order confirmation for that matter) without showing the limited company name then the directors would be personally liable for any debts anyway.

  2. Alec added on  October 1st, 2007 at 21:51

    That was a bit of a generalisation actually – I can think of plenty of situations where the directors probably wouldn’t be held personally liable.

    It’s still well past due for it to be compulsory for every ‘Network’ member’s directory entry to show the full name of the legal entity behind the business and for all statutory details to appear on Job Confirmations and invoices.

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