Companies House fees for limited company

The Companies House fees for your limited company must pay when submitting your legal documents to the Registrar. Below are the statutory fees currently imposed on limited company filings by the Registrar. The fee must be paid at the same time with your application otherwise your application will not be processed.

The limited company fees for the Registrar

Companies House feesFile online feeFile using softwarePaper filing fee
Limited company incorporation£12£10£40
Same-day incorporation£30£100
Change of name £8£8£10
Same-day change of name£30£30£50
Same-day simultaneous re-registration and change of name£100
Company re-registration£20
Same-day re-registration£50
Confirmation statement£13£13£40
Voluntary strike off£10
Registration of a charge£15£15£23
Reduction of capital by solvency statement£10
Same day reduction of capital by solvency statement£50
Reduction of capital by court order£10
Same day reduction of capital by court order£50
Administrative restoration£100
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by an individual£55**
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by the company: for any list of members (other than a long list) in hard copy form£55**
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by the company: for any list of members (other than a long list) filed electronically£55**
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by the company: for a long list of members delivered on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM£55**
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by the company: for a long list of members in hard copy form£55**
Application to make an address unavailable for public inspection by a person who registers a charge£55**

** The fee is per-document basis.

There is no fee to submit your company accounts with Companies House but there is a late filing penalty if your accounts are filed late.

If you have any questions about Companies House fees for a limited company, you may contact Companies House or speak with our London accountants.

Get your company money back

Commonly, assets of your dissolved company become bona vacantia and passed on to the Crown. Generally, you can get your company money back after Companies House restored your company.

How to claim your bona vacantia assets

First of all, you must contact the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government Legal Department at the address below.

Treasury Solicitor

Government Legal Department
Bona Vacantia Division
PO Box 70165
London
WC1A 9HG
DX: 123240 Kingsway
Tel: 020 7210 4700 (press option 1)

If your company’s registered office is in Lancashire or Cornwall then you write to Messrs Farrer & Co at the address below.

Messrs Farrer & Co.

66 Lincolns Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LH
DX: 32 Chancery Lane
Tel: 020 3375 7000
Fax: 020 3375 7001

What you can claim back

Normally, you can claim back all the cash belongs to your dissolved company including those collected while your company was dissolved. In addition, you are also entitled to claim the net proceeds of the sale of any properties belong to your dissolved company sold by the Bona Vacantia Division while your company was dissolved.

Documents to submit to get your company money back

You must complete and submit the following documentation to the Bona Vacantia Division to get your company money back.

  • a completed application form RA15
  • a copy of the court order restoring the company or confirmation of administrative restoration from Companies House (whichever applies)
  • a Payment Authority where repayment is not being made payable to the company’s name
  • proof of identity.

Thereafter, send your documents to the following address.

Bona Vacantia – Cash Balance

Government Legal Department (BVD)
PO Box 2119
Croydon
CR90 9QU

Telephone: 020 7210 4700

Email: bvcbt@governmentlegal.gov.uk

Please use this email address for all enquiries relating to the cash assets of dissolved companies. On the other hand, take note that the Bona Vacantia Division does not provide legal advice including company restoration.

Lastly, If you have any questions about restoring your company, please contact Companies House directly or speak to our London accountants.

Serve court papers

Generally, you must serve your court papers to all parties involved in your company restoration by court order. Court papers here refer to the claim form bearing an original court seal and supporting evidence to restore your company.

Long story short, you must serve court papers to the following government bodies when restoring your company in England.

The Registrar of Companies

Restoration Section
Companies House
Crown Way
Cardiff CF14 3UZ
DX: 33050 Cardiff

The Treasury Solicitor

Government Legal Department
102 Petty France
Westminster
London SW1H 9GL
DX 123243 Westminster 12
Fax: 020 7210 3119

However, If your company’s registered office was in Lancashire or Cornwall, you must serve the Claim form and supporting evidence to the Solicitor to the Duchy of Lancaster / Duke of Cornwall:

Messrs Farrer & Co
66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LH
DX: 32 Chancery Lane
Tel: 020 3375 7000
Fax: 020 3375 7001

Serve court papers by post

Companies House, the Government Legal Department and Messrs Farrer & Co will all accept service by post. Recorded delivery is recommended.

Alternatively, you may deliver your court papers to Companies House by hand during normal office hours at the Cardiff office or at the London office.

Companies House London

Ground Floor
80 Petty France
Westminster
London SW1H 9EX

Companies House Cardiff

Crown way
Cardiff
CF14 3UZ

The Treasury Solicitor or the Solicitor for the Duchy of Lancaster / Duke of Cornwall will write to you stating that no objection will be raised by the Crown to the order being made. The Solicitor for the Duchy of Lancaster/Duke of Cornwall may charge a fee for this letter. Contact them directly to find out how much. You must then submit this letter to Companies House to restore your company.