A change to the Companies Act 2006 provides a simpler method for a person who did not consent to act as a director to have their name removed from the public register at Companies House. The new process is available from 6 April 2016.

If Companies House receives such an application, it will ask the relevant company to provide evidence that the director has consented to act. If the company does not respond or cannot provide evidence (for example, a consent to act from the person concerned) within the allowed time, Companies House will remove the director's appointment from the public register.

Section 102 Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and Registration of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016