A confirmation statement is a filing that every company must submit to Companies House at least once every 12 months. It allows companies to report changes and confirm a number of different aspects about the company, including the SIC codes, share capital, shareholders, and the trading status of the company’s shares.
Additionally, it also confirms that all other information the company has reported at Companies House (for example, director and People with Significant Control details) is up to date and correct.
Every company needs to file a confirmation statement at least once a year. A company can file as many confirmation statements as it wants during this period, but to fulfil its obligations a minimum of one needs to be delivered to Companies House every 12 months.
Failure to do so may lead to the company being struck off and the director(s) liable to prosecution.
Your confirmation statement will be filed within 3 working days of receiving the required information. Our price includes the Companies House filing fee of £13.00.
Your confirmation statement will be filed within 1 working day of receiving the required information. Our price includes the Companies House filing fee of £13.00.
Your confirmation statement is due no later than two weeks after the ‘made up to date’. The ‘made up to date’ is the anniversary of the last confirmation statement’s made up to date. If no confirmation statement has previously been filed, then the made up to date is twelve months after incorporation.
If you do not know when your confirmation statement is due, you can view it on Companies House by searching your company’s name on Companies House service.
Our Confirmation Statement Team will submit your filing within three working days of purchase. We also offer an Express Service for £44.99 +VAT, where your confirmation statement will be submitted within just one working day.
Any information not explicitly included on the confirmation statement (see above) must be filed separately with Companies House. This includes details about the director(s), People with Significant Control, registered office, and more.
Please note: any changes that need to be reported should be filed at Companies House before the confirmation statement is submitted.
To get your filing started, we will need your company name, number, and authentication code. We will then send you an online questionnaire which will ask you for the following:
Yes, any company (or limited liability partnership) registered in the UK can purchase our Confirmation Statement Service. You do not need to have formed your company with us to make use of this service.
You should arrange for your company to submit a confirmation statement as soon as possible. Failure to do so may lead to you losing the company and the director(s) facing prosecution.
If you have received a reminder, and you believe this was sent by mistake, you should check your company using Companies House service to ensure that your confirmation statement has been filed, as there may have been a problem with your filing.
A confirmation statement review period refers to the period of time which the confirmation statement covers. It confirms the information already submitted to Companies House during this time is correct and also confirms some additional information, e.g. changes to shareholders during this time.
The review period takes place from the date of incorporation or the day after the last confirmation statement was submitted, up to the ‘made up to’ date of your next confirmation statement (usually twelve months later).
In most cases, it is not necessary to report the changes that are detailed on the confirmation statement right away. However, it is considered best practice to submit a confirmation statement right after a change (for example, following a recent transfer of shares).
Reporting changes promptly ensures that the public record reflects the most up to date information about the company. This may be important when dealing with third parties and other stakeholders – for example, your banks or suppliers may want to see the correct information reflected on Companies House.
Rapid Formations’ expert team are ideally placed to assist you with any questions you have regarding your company’s annual confirmation statement.
If you would like a professional to submit the filing for you, our Confirmation Statement Service ensures it will be completed accurately and on time.
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