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Filing Changes to Companies House

Companies House Filing Changes

As a rule, the most convenient way to file a change to a company with Companies House is online. But, you can also inform them of changes using software or by postal methods.

Companies House will need to know if a limited company changes:

Note: Some changes to a limited company need shareholder approval by passing a resolution. There may be other changes that need reporting to Companies House as well.

It is best to make some preparations before filing a change with Companies House. You are going to need:

Companies House WebFiling Help

What if this is the first time for you register with Companies House online? In this case you will need to 'Register for Companies House WebFiling'.

When you register for the first time you will need to give them your email address. You will also need to create a strong password for logging in. Companies House will then mail an authentication code to the registered office address.

Allowing Time for the Company Changes

Companies House need to register a new company address before it 'officially' changes. A change to a company name will occur as soon as you register it. Companies House will send out a certificate for a new company name and the date of registration.

Note: Click here to 'Sign in to Companies House WebFiling' to tell them about specific changes to your limited company.

Filing Changes by Post or Software

You can file a change to Companies House using postal methods. The first step is finding the correct document from Companies House forms. Search the government 'Company registration and filing' page for the right form. Fill it in and then post it to the address written on the form.

Note: You can also use company filing software if you have numerous changes to report.

How to File Changes with Companies House about a Limited Company in the United Kingdom