The confirmation statement is used by limited companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to inform Companies House about the accuracy of information held on public record.
This is essentially a simplified version of the annual return, with the additional requirement to include details of the information held on your register of people with significant control (PSC register).
To complete your confirmation statement you need to check that the information that Companies House hold about your company is correct and fully up to date.
You only need to file your confirmation statement once a year and there is no change to the filing fee (313 online or £40 on paper) or deadline. However the 28 day grace period that applied to annual returns has changed to 14 days.
Company officers and designated LLP members are responsible for delivering a confirmation statement to Companies House. The filing deadline is now 14 days after:
- The anniversary of company registration
- The anniversary of the last annual return ‘made-up’ date
If your made-up date fell on or before 29 June 2016 you may still need to deliver an annual return. In such instances, you’ll have 28 days from the made-up date to file your last annual return at Companies House.
If the made-up date is on or after 30 June 2016, you should complete a confirmation statement instead of an annual return. Your confirmation date will fall on what would have been the made-up date of an annual return. You will only have 14 days from the confirmation date to deliver the confirmation statement.
All companies limited by shares or guarantee, regardless of whether they are dormant or active, must submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every year. If you fail to do so, your company will no longer be in ‘good standing’ and it may be struck off the register.
If you have any questions relating to the confirmation statement or PSC register, please contact us on 01905 777600. We have a full range of company secretarial services and can take care of your confirmation statements and PSC register for you – giving you more time to focus on your business. Speak to us today to find out more.