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  • Business Names Forms

    Business Names Regulations 2016 came into effect on 4th July 2016. This introduced changes to the business names forms. The new forms contain an additional field for the presenters email address to facilitate the introduction of the digital certificates which will commence in August 2016. They …

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  • LEO Galway Networking Presentation – 14 June 2016

    Here at FCS Services we had a great opportunity this morning to speak at one of the Local Enterprise Office (“LEO”) Galway’s Networking Events which was held in the Portershed, the new innovation hub in the Galway City Innovation District. A copy of our presentation, which …

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  • Companies Act 2014 – 1 Year On

    Having just passed the 1st anniversary of the commencement of the Companies Act 2014, are Company owners/directors on-board with the changes and new company structures implemented at that time? Recent evidence would indicate that Companies have been slow to date on embracing the changes with, of …

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  • UK: Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

    Effective this Wednesday, 6 April 2016, a majority  of UK companies will be required to hold, maintain and have available for inspection a register of “people with significant control” (a “PSC Register”) with reporting requirements, via the Companies House Annual Confirmation process, coming into effect in June …

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  • European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution Platform – New Obligations

    With effect from 15 February 2016 online businesses must provide an easily accessible link to the European Commission’s online dispute resolution platform (“ODR Platform”) on their websites along with their e-mail addresses.  Although the use of the ODR is optional, it is mandatory for such …

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  • CRO Newsletter March 2016 – Deadlines for Conversion

    Although there is still some time before the end of the Transition Periods under the Companies Act 2014, as we have previously highlighted, companies should already be considering the options open to them in relation to their own company and the consequences of taking no …

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  • LTD v SOLE TRADER – WHAT’S BEST FOR MY BUSINESS

    The start of 2016 has shown some encouraging signs for businesses and business development in Ireland. As a result many entrepreneurs and business owners are looking towards the next step(s) for their business. However, when should a Sole Trader become a Private Limited Company? The …

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  • Companies Act 2014 – Consequences of not converting

    The start of a New Year always triggers ‘To-Do Lists’, however, for Company owners in 2016 it is important this year’s list includes action in advance of the expiry of the Transition Periods under the Companies Act 2014: 31 August 2016 to re-register as a …

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  • COMPANIES ACT 2014: TIME TO ACT!

    Calling all Company Officers and Shareholders! In accordance with the Companies Act 2014, all Existing Private Limited Companies as at 1 June 2015 will have to either convert to a Company Limited by Shares (LTD) or re-register as a Designated Activity Company (DAC) during 2016. …

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  • Filing of Annual Return Forms – What you need to know?

    At this time of year Companies are busy finalising financial statements and preparing their Annual Return forms for filing  at the Companies Registration Office.   To help at this challenging time, FCS Services has devised an Annual Return filing fact sheet, which provides an overview …

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