CRO Newsletter - Issue 194 - 12th August 2019

Review of Business Names Act 1963 

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is reviewing the Registration of Business Names Act 1963. As part of the review process, the Department is seeking submissions from interested parties. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. 

Taking Care of Business

A free one-stop-shop event for SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, ‘Taking Care of Business’, will take place on Wednesday, 2nd October, in the Sheraton Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone. This half-day event is for those who own or manage a small business or are thinking of starting a new business.

To find out more about this unique event, and to register, please visit Attendance is free but early booking is strongly advised as numbers are limited. 

Reminder - B1X form 

Form B1X can only be used for the revision of financial statements or the revision of the directors report. Form B1X cannot be used to amend an auditors report that was submitted on an earlier return. Form B1X has been revised to make this clearer for presenters. Chapter 16 Part 6 Companies Act 2014 does not provide for the amendment of an incorrect auditors report. 

Government Departments, enterprise agencies and regulatory bodies have a range of supports covering advice, finance and upskilling to help your business navigate its way through Brexit. With just weeks to go to the UK withdrawal from the European Union, understanding the potential implications is a key first step in developing your Brexit contingency plan. 
Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial & Provident Societies (RBO) 

The Registrar of Companies has been appointed as the Registrar of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial & Provident Societies with effect from 29 July 2019. Accordingly, the RBO is open to accept filings. Filing of beneficial ownership data can only be made on-line through a portal on the RBO website at There are no paper forms and no filing fees involved.

Companies and societies will have until Friday 22 November to file their data with the RBO without being in breach of their statutory duty to file. For updates, please follow the RBO on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at  

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