ANNUAL RETURN: The confirmation statement is a requirement carried out each year. If you run a limited company you must check:
- Information stored about the registered office, directors, and secretary.
- Address where the company records get kept.
- Statement of capital and shareholder information (if the company issues shares).
- SIC code (a number identifying what the company does).
- Register of ‘people with significant control‘. You must include a PSC in the first filing of a confirmation statement.
Note: You can perform a search on the Companies House register to check your company details are correct.
Sending a Confirmation Statement
You can file a confirmation statement with Companies House online or by mail. The cost of filing an annual return is £13 online and £40 using postal methods.
Reporting Company Changes
The system allows you to report several changes at the same time. You can change SIC code, the statement of capital, and the shareholder information.
But, there are some changes that you cannot report using a confirmation statement. You must make a separate report and file changes with Companies House for changes to the:
- Company officers.
- Registered office address.
- Address where you keep the company records.
Confirmation Statement Reminder
Companies House send out a reminder when the confirmation statement is due. They will either send you an alert by email or a reminder letter by post to the company registered office. As a rule, the due date is either:
- One year after the date the company got incorporated.
- One year after the date you filed the last confirmation statement (or annual return).
Note: The deadline for filing a confirmation statement is 14 days after the due date. But, failing to send a report can result in a fine up to £5,000. In some case, the company may also get struck off the register.