File confirmation statement late

File your confirmation statement late can have a negative impact on your business especially if you are an actively trading company. Generally, you must prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House at least once every 12 months.

Usually, you have 14 days to file your confirmation statement as at the made-up date. However, during this COVID-19 pandemic, Companies House allow you to have up to 6 weeks to deliver your confirmation statement.

If you do not know when your confirmation statement is due, contact Companies House or check on their website. You would find the following information on the Companies House website:


ABC company Limited

  • Next statement date is 9 September 2020
  • Due by 21 October 2020
  • Last statement date 9 September 2019

E-reminders to avoid filing your confirmation statement late

Companies House would normally send e-reminders when your confirmation statement is due for filing. Thus, it is important you sign up for the e-reminders and act promptly.

After two e-reminders, Companies House will put the description “Active proposal to strike off” under your company status heading on the Companies House register. The public can see this proposal to strike off online. This would not give a good impression to your customers and your suppliers.

Concurrently, Companies House would also publish the proposal to strike off in the Gazette. Your company will be dissolved within 2 months after being published in the Gazette.

Act now – Our accountants can help

Our accountants can help you to file your confirmation statement.

Your company has been dissolved

Once Companies House has published a dissolved status for your company, all your company’s assets now belong to the Crown. This includes your company’s bank accounts balances.

To have your company’s assets back, our accountant can help you to restore your company. We will handle your restoration application and bring your company’s filings up to date with Companies House.

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