March 4th, 2016

New companies being duped

We’ve had reports of a company sending out letters which appear to look official – the crest used on the letter is very similar to that of Companies House. The letter apparently demands a payment of £37.50 to be entered onto  the New Company Register.

Companies House

Companies House

 

Whilst it’s perfectly legal to write to businesses asking them to pay a fee to be in a directory there’s a concern that people may be being misled that this is a requirement.

If you receive such a letter and are unsure what to do then just let us know and we’ll tell you if it’s genuine or not.

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Jonathan trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in Liverpool before becoming a small business services manager for Grant Thornton in Warrington. He also spent three years as the financial controller for Brookside and Hollyoaks (not that he ever mentions it!).

Jonathan is recognised as a specialist in the entertainment industry and is often called upon to provide training courses and seminars for media professionals. He's also a bit of a technology geek and has been recognised with the accountancy industry as one of the most progressive accountants in the UK.
Outside of work Jonathan is very proud to be the Treasurer of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and to be on the Council of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

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