Register of people with significant control

Your trust must have a register of people with significant control (PSC). Understand the requirements, see who counts as being a PSC and use our template register to help you stay compliant.

Last reviewed on 11 April 2024
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Contents
  1. Download and use our template register
  2. What your trust needs to do
  3. Who counts as a 'person with significant control'?
  4. How this applies in academy trusts
  5. Examples of people with significant control
  6. See examples from trusts

Download and use our template register

The register can never be blank. Your trust must fill in a register, even if it does not have people with significant control (PSC).

If your trust doesn't have any PSC, there's official wording that it must use on its register, which we've covered in the template.

Download: register of people with significant control – template DOCX, 519.0 KB

What your trust needs to do

It must:

  • Identify the PSC in the company and confirm their information
  • Record the details of the PSC on your trust's PSC register
  • Provide this information to Companies House
  • Update the information on its PSC register and at Companies House when it changes

This is laid out on page 1 of the PSC register summary guidance.  

You can use these forms to notify Companies House of changes.

Who counts as a 'person with significant control'?

More than 25% of shares in the company More than 25% of

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