All Limited Companies (Ltd.) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) must send a Confirmation Statement (formerly known as an Annual Return) to Companies House once every 12 months, even if the company or partnership is dormant.
The confirmation statement provides Companies House with the company’s up-to-date Registered Office Address, Officers, SIC codes, Share Capital, Shareholders, Person/s with Significant Control (PSC).
Even if nothing has changed you must still check your company’s details and verify that they are all still correct. The Confirmation Statement is not to be confused with the Annual Accounts. Annual accounts are financial accounts, showing profit and loss etc. Both, however, are legally required to be filed with Companies House on an annual basis.
A confirmation statement can be used to update the following information at Companies House:
Changes to the registered office address, PSCs and company officers, however, cannot be notified via a confirmation statement and instead must be reported using the relevant forms. A Confirmation Statement can confirm these details, as its name implies, but notifications of actual changes to them between one Confirmation Statement and the next must be submitted using the appropriate forms.
Uniwide Formations provide a confirmation statement filing service, which will ensure that you keep your company legal and compliant.
Option 1: DIY Service
£34 + VAT
This service is for customers who want to prepare and file their confirmation statement themselves. It includes the filing fee for Companies House.
You can file your confirmation statement online via our Online portal. What to do next:
Option 2: Confirmation Statement Service
£59 + VAT / year
If you are an existing customer who formed your company through Uniwide Formations then we will not require you to provide any extra information. We will send you a current company summary which you should either confirm as being correct or else notify us of any changes. If you are a new customer then you will first need to import your company.
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This service is renewable on an annual basis.