Occasionally, we get questions from clients about how to fix
errors about their
company on the public register. The source of the errors may be
for a variety of reasons, but the path to getting them corrected is
usually by using the form RP02A.
What is the form RP02A?
The RP02A form is required by Companies House when you need to
rectify information about your company. If your company falls
outside of the Companies Act 2006 or the Overseas Companies
Regulations 2009, then you should not use the RP02A.
Why would you need to use this form?
You would use the RP02A to rectify information on the register
is invalid or ineffective,
done without the authority of the
is factually inaccurate or is derived
from something factually inaccurate or forged
Appointments of directors or secretaries, a change in director
or secretary, or the termination of appointment of a directory or
secretary are just a few of the reasons you may need to use the
What can you not use this form for?
You cannot use the RP02A form to rectify the company's
registered office address or the UK establishment address or where
previously submitted information was unnecessary or inconsistent
with information previously provided.
Any information or forms submitted under the Companies Act 1985
or before 1st October 2009 cannot use the form RP02A.
When could you use this form? (Removal of Directors appointment
from the form IN01)
To further illustrate when it would be appropriate to use this
form, let's look at the following example:
A new private limited company appoints Mr. X and Mrs. Y as
director, shareholder and
PSCs. Mrs Y was only required to be shareholder & PSC.
The RP02A paper form can be completed to remove Mrs. Y from the
public file, but you must ensure you clearly indicate the person to
The registrar will write to all directors to confirm the
removal. The waiting period is 28 days to confirm if there are any
objections to the removal. If no objections are received, the
information will then be rectified on the register.
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about your specific circumstances.
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