Second Filing to correct errors on the Register

You can submit a Second Filing to correct errors on the register. For example, your director’s date of birth was incorrect on the form AP01 submitted. In this case, you submit a Second Filing to Companies House with the correct date of birth. You must complete the form RP04 and if your company has opted in the PROOF scheme then PR03 is required.

Second Filing for limited companies

For this purpose, you can submit a Second Filing for the following Companies House forms types.

Company formsPurpose
AP01Appointment of director
AP02Appointment of corporate director
AP03Appointment of secretary
AP04Appointment of corporate secretary
CH01Change of director’s details
CH02Change of corporate director’s details
CH03Change of secretary’s details
CH04Change of corporate secretary’s details
TM01Termination of appointment of director
TM02Termination of appointment of secretary
SH01Return of allotment of shares
AR01Annual Return
CS01Confirmation Statement
PSC01Give notice of individual person with significant control
PSC02Give notice of relevant legal entity with significant control
PSC03Give notice of other registrable person with significant control
PSC04Give notice of change of details for person with significant control
PSC05Give notice of change of details for relevant legal entity with significant control
PSC06Give notice of change of details of other registrable person with significant control
PSC07Give notice of ceasing to be a person with significant control
PSC08Give notice of PSC statements
PSC09Give notice of update to PSC statements

On the other hand, Second Filing for limited liability partnership (LLP) forms types, click here.

If you have any questions about Second Filing to correct errors on the register, contact companies house.

Reminder to submit your confirmation statement

Reminder to submit your confirmation statement is the help Companies House provide generously. Companies House sends out reminders to your registered office address when your confirmation statement is due.

Companies House want to remind you to submit your confirmation statement on time

It is a criminal offence for not sending in your confirmation statement. Additionally, you can be fined up to £5000 and risk your company being struck off the register.

Because of Companies House only send reminders to your registered office, it is vital that you keep your registered office up to date with Companies House.

For example, if you recently moved to a new office you must notify Companies House of your new registered office address. Use the form AD01 to notify Companies House.

Alternatively, you may sign up for an email reminder to submit your confirmation statement when it is due. To sign up for the email reminder, you need to login to your web filing service and opt-in for the email alert. You would require your authentication code to use the Companies House web filing service.

You must keep safe your authentication code because it is the electronic equivalent of your company director and secretary signatures.

Follow companies for free

Companies House provides the facility to follow companies for free to the public. All you have to do is to search the company you are interested in. Then click the green button – Follow This Company.

Thereafter, you would be asked to register with companies house by providing and confirming your email address.

Following that, Companies House will send you an activation email to the email you just gave. Once you activate your email you are good to go. You must do this within 24 hours otherwise you would have to re-register with companies house.

With this service, you will get instant updates from Companies House if the company registered a transaction. For example, the company submitted its confirmation statement. Subsequently, you will get an email alert of this transaction with a link to the filing history where you can download a copy for free.

Likewise, you would receive an email alert when Companies House remove a transaction from the companies you followed.

Why not follow your own company

Most importantly, you can use this service for extra security to prevent your company from being hijacked. If someone attempted to change your company’s registered office address, you would get an email alert straight away. You must report this fraudulent transaction to Companies House as soon as possible.

Follow as many companies you like for free

The good news is you can follow as many companies you like for free. At the same time, you can choose to unfollow any companies at any time too.

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