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Is Your Software Up To Date?
Check if you're running the latest version of PCSec.
To check which version of PCSec you are running go to Help > About PCSec: here you will find a declaration of the program / database version installed - the current version must be Program 8.5.11 with Database 18.09 or higher.
If you are not running this and do not have the latest CD-ROM update please contact the Helpdesk with your program/database version details and we will advise you on the best course of action to take.
Latest Releases - PCSec 8.5 (June 2017)
With the changes to the UK anti-money laundering measures coming into effect from 26 June 2017 (see here), the Version 8.5 update contains the following changes:
- Change to the Confirmation Statement (CS01) Event.
Any CS01 produced and filed as from 26 June 2017 will no longer contain any PSC information. Instead any notification or changes in PSC information must be filed using the new events and PSC forms. Historic PSC changes prior to this date, not yet notified to Companies House, will also need to be filed using the new forms as from 26 June.
- Three new events for the real time filing of PSC updates:
- Registration & Cessation of PSC (Forms PSC01, PSC02, PSC03 & PSC07)
- Change of PSC details (Forms PSC04, PSC05 & PSC06)
- Notificiation & Withdrawal of PSC Statements (Forms PSC08 & PSC09)
Latest Releases - PCSec 8.0 (December 2016)
This latest PCSec update includes new functionality that builds upon and enhances the legislative changes introduced earlier in the year.
Company Data Check
Check and compare the company data held in PCSec against Companies House public record.
This update will now allow you to produce and file a ‘changes only' Confirmation Statement form (CS01/LLCS01).
Latest Releases - PCSec 7.5 (June 2016)
This latest PCSec update includes the changes that came into effect on 30 June and gives you the relevant documents and functionality you need to stay compliant.
This 7.5 update will now allow you to produce and file the new Confirmation Statement form (CS01/LLCS01).
The share allotment form (SH01) has been updated to include the new simplified statement of capital.
Latest Releases - PCSec 7.0 (April 2016)
This latest PCSec update completes the changes that came into effect on 06 April and gives you the relevant documents and functionality you need to stay compliant.
People with Significant Control
This 7.0 update will now allow you to record confirmed People with Significant Control for LLPs and produce a LLP Register of People with Significant Control.
This update also allows you to record PSC Company Level Statements in your registers, as well as the issuing of Notices and Restrictions against a PSC.
Dividends – Removal of Tax Credits
Dividend Warrants and Lists produced in PCSec have been updated to remove the reference to Tax Credits as from this financial year.
Latest Releases - PCSec 6.5 (February 2016)
Your latest PCSec update reflects some of the changes that come into effect on 06 April and gives you the relevant documents and functionality you need to stay compliant.
People with Significant Control
This 6.5 update will allow you to record confirmed People with Significant Control in PCSec and produce a Register of People with Significant Control.
At present this is suitable for companies limited by shares and limited by guarantee.
The regulations also provide for various levels of recording unconfirmed PSC information and exceptions, as well as recording PSCs for LLPs. These regulations are still under review and will included in a further PCSec update.
Latest Releases - PCSec 6.0 (October 2015)
Your latest PCSec update reflects changes that come into effect on 10 October and gives you all the relevant forms, documents and functionality you need to stay compliant.
Consent to act - officer appointments
You will no longer be required to provide security information (3 from 7) to Companies House in relation to electronic appointments of officers. Nor will signatures for newly appointed officers be required on paper filings. Instead, it will be the responsibility of the company to obtain and retain the officer's "consent to act".
Suppression of date of birth
Although you will still be required to hold and submit an officer's (or LLP member's) full date of birth, the day element will be suppressed from the public record.
The issue of new share warrants to bearer was abolished in May 2015 and companies have a further 9 months in which to surrender any bearer shares in issue.
The new warning notification is designed to help users who:
- need to remind users of the change during the transition period
- may wish to review historic data that includes bearer shares
- have companies in jurisdictions outside the UK where bearer share sare still permitted
Download and install the latest update, which also features the most up-to-date Companies House forms and new MS Office 2013 templates, right away to ensure you're on top of the changes.
If you prefer to receive your update on disk, please contact the PCSec Helpline.