The government announced businesses and venues can reopen from 11 July 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Outdoor swimming pools
- water parks
These above businesses and venues can reopen from this Saturday, 11 July 2020 and must follow the guidance to reopen safely:
- Guidance on operating within the visitor economy
- Guidance for providers of sports and leisure facilities.
- For close contact activity, follow the Guidance on forming a support bubble.
- the press release which includes a summary of the measures set out in the guidance.
Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic
Companies House also step up to support UK businesses during COVID-19 pandemic. They automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This would give you more time to comply and also help your business to avoid a late filing penalty. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.
Concurrently, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Similarly, for the events driven filings, you will have 42 days (6 weeks) to notify Companies House instead of the usual 14 days filing deadline. i.e. change of registered office address or director resigned.
In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.
During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents digitally to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.
- Confirmation statement
- Company accounts
- Events driven filings i.e director resigned or change of your registered office address.
- Closing down your company.
To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.
If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.