A private company that is listed with Companies House has to fulfil many legal duties. One of the most important is the obligation to keep statutory registers and to make them available for scrutiny whenever this is required. The registers have to be kept up to date and must be stored at the limited company's registered office.
So what records do you need to keep? The Register of Members contains a range of information relating to the company's shareholders, and the Register of Directors is a record of the particulars of each of the company's directors. Companies are also required to keep a Register of Secretaries, a Register of Charges and, since 2015, a Register of Persons with Significant Control.
The rules governing these registers were updated both by the Companies Act of 2006 and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act of 2015, so if you are uncertain about your company's responsibilities in the area of statutory registers, it can be helpful to talk to a professional advisor.