In March, we reported that the Government was planning to enact new rules to allow directors to remove their residential addresses from the public register at Companies House.

Companies House has confirmed that the new rules have now been put in place, and the Government has published the legislation making the changes.

The new rules allow directors, secretaries, persons with significant control (PSCs) and LLP members to apply to remove their residential address for a fee of £55 per document.

The new rules will primarily affect directors, secretaries and LLP members appointed before 2009 (the point from which Companies House began systematically to suppress new residential address information).