Tuesday, 12 November 2013

FAQ - Is it easy to find out if someone is subject to a director disqualification order?

Once disqualified, that individuals details will appear on a public register (available online) maintained by Companies House.  This register is not the easiest to find but is available publicly and is therefore accessible to anyone who is looking up these details.  They will normally just need a person’s full name and date of birth (unless the name is unusual) to find out details of the start and end date for the disqualification.  Financial institutions are increasingly using this information as part of their credit check in respect of business lending (although from a sole trader/partnership point of view this is not normally the case).