6 weeks to submit your Confirmation Statement filing deadline is automatically extended
You do not have to do anything. Companies House will automatically extend your Confirmation Statement filing deadline. Go to Companies House website to check your confirmation statement filing deadline.
Take note that your confirmation statement’s review period would not change. For example, if your next confirmation statement date is 20 May 2020. Your confirmation statement date remains unchanged on 20 May 2020. The only thing changed is your filing deadline, from 14 days to 42 days. That’s it. Do not amend your confirmation statement’s review period date.
This automatic extension applies to the following company type:
You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post. If you are going to submit by post, go to Companies House website to print the latest Confirmation statement form CS01 and complete it to Companies House.
Whereas for online filing, 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.
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received royal assent on 25 June 2020 and come into effect on 26 June 2020. The Act will give more time to Public limited companies (PLCs) and Societas Europaea (SEs) to comply with Companies House requirements.
Additionally, the Act also introduce a new moratorium to give breathing space to businesses struggling to survive during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Company accounts filing requirements
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduced changes to company accounts filing deadline for PLCs and SEs. Specifically for PLCs and SEs with a filing deadline between 26 March 2020 and 26 June 2020.
If your company account’s filing deadline falls between the two dates then you will get an automatic extension.
Original filing deadline
New filing deadline
Between 26 March 2020 and 31 March 2020
extend 12 months
on or after 1 April 2020 and before 30 September 2020
Filing deadline will move to 30 September 2020
Filing deadline already extended prior to the Act coming into force
Filing deadline will either be extended to 12 months from the year end or 30 September 2020 – whichever is earlier
Filing deadline already extended to the maximum 12 months
Usually, your company will receive an automatic late filing penalty when you delivered your company accounts late to Companies House. Companies House will review the late filing penalty issued if your company accounts filing deadline is between 26 March 2020 and 26 June 2020.
On the same note, extending the statutory filing deadline will make PLCs and SEs with accounting year-end dates between 26 March and 26 June 2020 no longer in default if they have not yet filed their company accounts.
Other help and support to businesses by Companies House
On 26 June 2020, Companies House also grants an automatic extension for the following filings:
Company accounts extension for private limited companies limited liability partnerships, Overseas Companies, PLCs and SEs.
For example, Cute Gifts and Flowers Limited’s company number is 08407369.
SC as prefix for Scottish companies
Whereas for a company registered in Scotland, in other words, has a registered office situated in Scotland will have a Prefix of “SC” in front of your company numbers. For example, XYREX LIMITED’s company number is SC234456.
Prefixes for Overseas companies
There are three types of prefixes for overseas companies.
For all overseas companies registered on or after 1 October 2009 and for overseas companies registered in England and Wales before 1 October 2009.
for overseas companies registered in Scotland before 1 October 2009
for overseas companies registered in Northern Ireland before 1 October 2009
You must provide the correct prefix with your company number for your overseas company when completing the Companies House form – OS MG01 to register a charge with the Registrar of Companies.
List of Prefixes used by Companies House
Knowing your company number’s prefix will help you to be transferred to the right department when you are calling Companies House. This saves yours and the Companies House’s staff time.
England & Wales Company
Assurance Company for England & Wales
European Company (Societas Europaea) for Northern Ireland
European Company (Societas Europaea) for Scotland
European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) for England & Wales
European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) for Northern Ireland
European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) for Scotland
ICVC (Investment Company with Variable Capital)
Industrial & Provident Company
Limited Partnership for England & Wales
Assurance Company for Northern Ireland
Limited Liability Partnership for Northern Ireland
Overseas Company regd in Northern Ireland (pre 1/10/09)
Northern Ireland Company (post partition)
Limited Partnership for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Credit Union Industrial/Provident Society
Northern Ireland Industrial/Provident Company or Credit Union
Northern Ireland Royal Charter Companies
Northern Ireland ICVC (Investment Company with Variable Capital)
Unregistered Companies (S 1043 Not Cos Act) for Northern Ireland
Limited Liability Partnership for England & Wales
Royal Charter Companies (English/Wales)
Northern Ireland Company (pre partition)
Assurance Company for Scotland
European Company (Societas Europaea) for England & Wales
Overseas Company regd in Scotland (pre 1/10/09)
Scottish ICVC (Investment Company with Variable Capital)
Limited Partnership for Scotland
Limited Liability Partnership for Scotland
Scottish Industrial/Provident Company
Scottish Royal Charter Companies
Unregistered Companies (S 1043 Not Cos Act) for Scotland
Unregistered Companies (S 1043 – Not Cos Act) for England & Wales
Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) Customer Guide
Companies House filings
Generally, organisations registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom must comply with the UK company law. This includes submitting the following documents to Companies House when they are due.