Course Details

In the single biggest change to the role of the UK Registrar of Companies since it was created in 1844, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 is making a number of modifications to company law with the aim of enhancing corporate transparency and reducing economic crime. To facilitate this, the Act makes further provisions about companies, limited partnerships and other kinds of corporate entities, and around the registration of overseas entities. The legislation affects all those who interact with Companies House, whether individuals or entities. 

This session will focus on the newly implemented changes brought in at Companies House, including how accountants and company secretaries can ensure their clients continue to be compliant. We will also look at the changes that will be implemented over the next 12-24 months, including how accountants and company secretaries can best prepare themselves and their clients. 

In this webinar Claire Thomson will cover the following topics:

  • A summary of the main changes the legislation is bringing in.
  • A discussion of the recently implemented changes.
  • Timelines for the implementation of remaining changes
  • Practical considerations for accountants and company secretaries


By attending this session, accountants will be equipped to support their clients through the significant reforms that will impact UK companies and associated individuals.

The session will be of most interest to those who provide financial reporting or company secretarial services to UK entities.


Course level: Need to know

CPD Course Speaker

Grant Thornton

Claire Thomson

Claire is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and trained with Grant Thornton Ireland. She spent 5.5 years in corporate audit, before moving to the firm’s risk & compliance team, where she spent 6 years supporting the all-Ireland practice as their UK financial reporting subject matter expert.

After a year in OmniPro’s Practice Support team, where she delivered webinars, developed technical content and provided post-monitoring support to firms, she has now joined Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, where she is Head of UK Financial Reporting and Accounting Technical, providing UK technical advice and support to local and international offices.