You need to check that the information Companies House has about your company is correct every year. This is called a confirmation statement.
You need to check the following:
- the details of your registered office, directors, secretary and the address where you keep your records
- your statement of capital and shareholder information if your company has shares
- your SIC code (the number that identifies what your company does)
You must sign the confirmation statement as true and correct, and make sure it is filed at Companies House by the due date. You must also include the filing fee.
Most forms including confirmation statements can be filed online. This is preferable for many people as forms are updated quicker on the register when filed online, and the filing fee is lower at only £13.
If you do not file your confirmation statement by your due date then Companies House will show your company as being non-compliant and will report this against your company's name on their website. Any application for a good standing certificate will be refused.
The due date is usually a year after either:
- the date your company incorporated
- the date you filed your last annual return or confirmation statement
You can file your confirmation statement up to 14 days after the due date
You can be fined up to £5,000 and your company may be struck off if you do not send your confirmation statement.