On 9 February 2016, the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 21A) Regulations 2016 were published. The regulations amend section 790C of Part 21A to remove the unnecessary requirement to record every company in a chain of companies on a company register of people with significant control over the company. Instead, they allow the registration of just the first company in the chain of ownership which is subject to its non-beneficial ownership disclosure requirements.

These regulations came into force on 8 February 2016 and can be accessed here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/136/pdfs/uksi_20160136_en.pdf