Form 288b is used to resign a director and or secretary. This Companies House form is available in the password protected PDF style or can be filed electronically where such facilities exist.
|From 1st October 2009 Form 288b has been superseded by the new Companies Act 2006 document Form TM01 and TM02. Director and secretarial resignations occurring before this date should be communicated to Companies House using Form 288b whilst those which take place after 1st October 2009 should utilise the new forms.
A person who is currently acting as a director or secretary is required to sign Form 288b and to signal the date from which the resignation is to become effective.
Once the request for resignation has been received and authenticated by Companies House, it will appear under the list of officially filed documents which are available to the public.
It is a legal requirement for a company to have at least one director and secretary at any one time. Thus, in situations where a sole director or secretary is being replaced, it is important that the Form 288a is submitted before the Form 288b.
This should ensure that the resignation request is not rejected on the grounds that the company would be without a director or secretary, even for a short period.
Download Form 288b here
Form 288b requires a PDF reader such as the one downloadable free from Adobe.