13. Signature

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a non-prescribed form document submitted to the Registrar must be signed in a prominent position by a director, secretary or other person authorised by the company (in which case evidence of such authorisation should be presented to the Registrar with the document submitted), save where the Companies Regulations specify a particular signatory.
(2) A document which is specified in the following table must be signed by a person or persons specified for that document in the table. The signature must be applied to the document in a prominent position unless otherwise specified in the last column of the table.
 
Description of document Section of the Companies Regulations under which the document is delivered to the Registrar Person or persons who must sign Location of signature
Accounts and related documents
Copy of balance sheet Section 80(2)(c) Director At end of balance sheet
Copy of balance sheet, abbreviated accounts or annual accounts Section 417(1) Director At end of balance sheet
Copy of annual accounts Section 444(2) Director At end of balance sheet
Interim accounts Section 767(6) Director At end of balance sheet
Initial accounts Section 768(7) Director At end of balance sheet
Documents relating to disclosure of addresses
Notification that a person wishes a decision under section 229 to cease to apply Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations The section 229 beneficiary (as defined in the Address Regulations) or their personal representative In a prominent position on the document
Representations from a person who is not a company as to why a revocation decision should not be made Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations The section 229 beneficiary (as defined for the purposes of Regulation [•] of the Address Regulations) or the section 964 beneficiary (as defined in the Address Regulations) In a prominent position on the document
Statements by directors
Statement by the directors about the solvency statement Section 587(5) All directors or a majority of the directors In a prominent position on the document
Rectification of register
Objection made by a company Regulation [•] of the Registrar Regulations Director, secretary, person authorised, administrator, administrative receiver, receiver manager, receiver, liquidator In a prominent position on the document
Objection made by a person who is not a company Regulation [•] of the Registrar Regulations The person making the objection In a prominent position on the document
(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing the following documents are required by the Companies Regulations to be authenticated by particular persons as specified by the Companies Regulations and the Registrar requires that authentication to be by way of signature —
(a) Articles of association (delivered to the Registrar under section 6(4)(b) of the Companies Regulations); and
(b) Form of resolution (delivered to the Registrar under section 80(2)(a) or section 86(2)(a) of the Companies Regulations).