Certificate of Good Standing
A Certificate of Good Standing (CGS) is used to verify that a company is correctly incorporated in the UK, and has met all of its filing obligations under the Companies Acts. The CGS cannot be issued if actions are pending to remove the company from Companies House register.
The Certificate contains the following information:
The CGS can also include the following information:
CGSs are often required when a UK company is operating outside the UK. UK companies are so inexpensive and easy for non-UK residents to set up, that many of them do operate outside the UK, and the demand for CGSs is high. CGS will often be requested by.
CGS can be issued for companies limited by shares (LTD), companies limited by guarantee (LBG) and limited liability partnerships (LLP).