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The main functions of the Guernsey Registry are to examine and store information on various registers as required under Guernsey legislation. The Registry is required to make some of this information available for public inspection.

Guidance/Forms

Guidance notes for all Registry products and services are available in this section. They have been arranged by subject matter. Guidance notes are also available for download on the relevant pages throughout the site.

Notices

This section includes notices from the Registrar in accordance with the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008, organised by year and month. Any person who is directly affected by a decision of the Registrar may apply to the Royal Court under Section 511 of the law for an order that the decision be set aside or modified.

Welcome to the Guernsey Registry website.

This site provides information on the various registers maintained by the Registry as required under Guernsey legislation.

In addition, this site publishes notices in accordance with the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 and provides guidance notes on the administration of limited companies and limited partnerships, foundations, limited liability partnerships, Guernsey Finance funding submissions, recognised auditor registrations and using the online services portal.


Charities/NPOs Presentations in Alderney

The Charities etc Ordinance (Guernsey and Alderney) 2021 came into force with Regulations on 29 April 2022. Lois Falla, the charities consultant with The Guernsey Registry, is running presentations for Alderney charities, charitable trusts, non-profit organisations and their volunteers.

On Thursday 22 September there will be 2 presentations on The Charities etc Ordinance and Regulations, which will be held at 12:00pm - 1:30pm and again 5pm - 6:30pm.

On Tuesday 25 October there will be a further 2 presentations, these will be a compliance refresher and training on how to use the Registry's new digital charity system for the 2023 annual validation, Register updates and reporting. They will be held at 12:00pm - 1:30pm and again 5pm - 6:30pm.

All four presentations will be held at the Methodist Church on Butes Road (Perry's 37G3).

All events can be viewed and booked at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/o/guernsey-registry-53299753743


The Charities etc. (Guernsey and Alderney) Ordinance, 2021 

The Charities etc. (Guernsey and Alderney) Ordinance, 2021 came into force on 29 April 2022.

This means that charities and NPOs in Guernsey and Alderney are now subject to some new or enhanced requirements. The various legal requirements set out in the Ordinance and regulations will be phased in to allow time for awareness and adaptations to be made where necessary. 

A timeline of the changes is available here, and further details and guidance can be found in the charities section of the website. Further guidance and document templates will be added in due course. 

Presentations will be available to all charities and NPOs to assist in understanding the new legislative framework and what it specifically means for your organisation. Further information on the presentations, and links to register, are available here.


Civil penalties for failure to file company annual validations

Following the coming into force of The Companies (Registrar) (Fees and Penalties) Regulations, 2020 on 1 January 2021, a company which failed to file an annual validation by 28 February 2022 was liable to a civil penalty.

The civil penalty replaced the previous system of late filing fees.

For further information on civil penalties please see our guidance here.


Company annual validations - to be filed by 28 February 2022

All Guernsey companies must file an annual validation with the Registry between 1 January and 28 February 2022 (except companies incorporated in December 2021).

The annual validation contains the details of the company as they were on 31 December 2021. All annual validation submissions must be made online at www.greg.gg.

Where a company files its annual validation late, or fails to file an annual validation at all, the company will be guilty of an offence and will be liable to a civil penalty.

Further information and guidance on annual validations is available here.


Charity and NPO annual renewals - to be filed by 28 February 2022

All Guernsey registered charities and non profit organisations (NPOs) must file an annual renewal with the Registry by 28 February 2022.

Renewal forms were posted to the contact address for all charities and NPOs during December. If you have not received your renewal form or would prefer an electronic copy please contact us by email at enquiries@guernseyregistry.com

Failure to file a renewal can result in the charity/NPO being struck off the register.


Data protection registration reminder

The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) would like to remind organisations established in the Bailiwick that work with information about people ('personal data') to complete a new registration, or renew their existing registration and pay an appropriate fee by 28 February 2022.

Please visit odpa.gg/registration for more details.

ODPA registration


National Risk Assessment

The Guernsey National Risk Assessment has been finalised and released. The National Risk Assessment demonstrates an ongoing commitment to fight terrorist financing, money laundering and financial crime.

Further information can be found on the States of Guernsey website here: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing NRA


Corporate Service Provider directory

The Registry maintains a directory of Guernsey Corporate Service Providers which is available here.

If you would like to list your firm in the directory free of charge please see here for further information.


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