Companies House carries out a number of checks, and will check to see if any of the Directors are on the Disqualified Director Register. This is available on the companies house website, check to make sure before you apply that no-one is on that register.The CIC Regualator will also carry out checks that the company meets the requirement to be classed as a CIC.
If all the checks come back positive the company will be incorporated and a Certificate of Incorporation (CoI) will be issued. This signed document contains the name, your number on the register, date and the type and location of the company. This is proof that you have met the Companies Act 2006 requirement and that the Company has been incorporated, so don’t place an order for stationery, put the name on the website or apply for bank accounts until you have this document.