What are confirmation statements?

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A Confirmation Statement (which replaces the Annual Return) is a snapshot of your company’s general information including directors, shareholders, controlling parties, SIC, company type, office address and more.

When should a Confirmation Statement be submitted?

A Confirmation Statement should be submitted to Companies House annually and needs to be submitted within 28 days of the anniversary of when the company was incorporated, so if the company was incorporated on 18th December 2020, the date that the next confirmation statement will be made up to is the 18th December 2022 and will be due by 15th January 2023.

What should a confirmation statement include?

A Confirmation Statement should include: details of the directors and company secretary, what your company does – including its SIC codes, the type of company it is, the registered company address, the ‘single alternative inspection location’, shareholders and shareholdings and details of controlling parties.

How much does it cost to submit a Confirmation Statement?

There is a charge of £13 (online) or £40 (paper copy) to submit this form to Companies House. There is no late fine fee but if you consistently file late you can be fined up to £5,000. If you don’t deliver the company’s confirmation statement, the registrar might assume the company isn’t carrying on business or in operation any longer and take steps to strike it from the register.


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