Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Stirrings in the Blondosphere
While checking to see whether Respublica Policy Limited (company number 06974842) had filed its Companies House return yet (nope), I noticed that Respublica Public Policy Limited had somehow disappeared from the WebCheck register. How odd. Readers may recall that RPL is a company limited by shares, RPPL is a company limited by guarantee, and that "Res Publica", Philip Blond's thinktank, is according to its website "a trading name" for both companies. I did not understand at the time why a thinktank would have two legal entities behind it and still don't, beyond my speculation that RPL might be there for things like conferences and publishing which could reasonably be expected to make a profit.
Anyway, from now on I'm definitely going to be noting numbers as well as names of thinktank entities. Checking through "former names" on the CH search reveals that RPPL is number 07081565, and changed its name yesterday to "The Respublica Trust". The website has not been updated yet to reflect this.
I think that what might have gone on here is that "Trust" is a reserved word in company names, and "Respublica Public Policy Limited" might have been a placeholder name while they convinced CH that this half of the thinktank was entitled to use it. But this does mean that Respublica has had the lawyers in and has been dealing with CH, making it that crucial little bit more irritating that RPL is still overdue on its return.
 There used to be a company called "Res Publica Limited", which does not appear to be related to the thinktank, and which was dissolved in August of this year.
this item posted by the management 9/09/2010 02:12:00 AM