Annual returns no longer exist. You are now required to submit a Confirmation Statement.
The Confirmation Statement exists for the same reason as an Annual Return; for your company’s inclusion on the Public Register.
The basics for completing a Confirmation Statement are quite simple. Just check and confirm that the information that is held about your company by Companies House is accurate and fully up to date. If you find that need to make changes to your Confirmation Statement, about your company’s SIC code or statement of capital for example, then you can update any information before you file the document. Your Confirmation Statement can be filed online.
The fee will be payable annually. If you wish to file multiple Confirmation Statements during the 12-month period, it will not incur any additional payment. Once you have registered to file your Confirmation Statement online, a reminder will be received when you log-on that you need to make a payment, and if your Confirmation Statement is submitted on paper, then a letter will be sent to your company’s registered office.
We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have about changes to the law or regulations regarding your company’s accounts. If you are a client here with us at J Williams and Co Chartered Accountants in Fareham, then just sit back and let us take care of everything for you!