What is a Confirmation Statement by Paper?
From June 2016 the Annual Return has been replaced by a Confirmation Statement.
The Confirmation Statement can be filed electronically (if you are aware of your Company Authentication Code), or it can be filed by Paper.
All companies in the UK must ensure they submit a Confirmation Statement to Companies House on a yearly basis. The Confirmation Statement provides a snapshot of general information about your company, including details of Directors, Shareholders, Shareholdings and Registered Office Address.
Most clients choose to file their Confirmation Statement by paper if they are not aware of the Company Authentication Code.
How do I file my Confirmation Statement by paper?
Once you have placed your order, we will prepare the relevant forms and send to you for signing.
To allow us to proceed with filing the Confirmation Statement by paper, we will require the original signed forms from you.
If there has been any changes to the company within the last year, we are required to provide additional paper forms to confirm the changes.
When do I need to file my Confirmation Statement?
The Confirmation Statement of a company is usually due to be filed on the anniversary of your company incorporation date.
For a company incorporated on 12th June 2016 the Confirmation Statement will be due for filing on the 12 June 2017. You then have 28 days from the due date to file your Confirmation Statement.
Companies House must receive the paper Confirmation Statement before the last filing date of the Confirmation Statement. If it is not filed by the last filing date, your company will not be in good standing and could incur penalties.
Unlike the Annual Return, there will be no set date when Confirmation Statement needs to be made. It can be made at any time, although no more than 12 months must elapse between incorporation and Confirmation Statements and once a Confirmation Statement has been made a new 12 month period starts to run. This rolling 12 month window means that a company can combine making a Confirmation Statement with another filing at any point during the year, if this is administratively easier. The company will not need to make another Confirmation Statement for a further 12 months.
If the details of a shareholder have changed and you need to update Companies House with the new changes, then you should file a Confirmation Statement to update their records.
If it is easier and you are aware of the Company Authentication Code, you can file your Confirmation statement electronically.
How long does it take for my Confirmation Statement to be accepted?
Once Companies House are in receipt of the signed form it usually takes around 5 working days to be accepted.
You will receive email confirmation, from us, once the paper Confirmation Statement has been accepted with Companies House.
All changes within a UK Company must be reported to Companies House.
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