Submit limited company document online

Submit limited company document online is quick compared to submitting your document in paper form with Companies House.

A limited company registered with the Companies House in the United Kingdom is allowed to submit your company documents online using the web filing service.

Below are the documents a limited company can submit online with Companies House via their web filing service. You would require your company’s authentication code to submit your company document online. You have do not have your company authentication code, you may request Companies House to send you one.

Document nameForm reference
Confirmation statementCS01
Return of Allotments of SharesSH01
Change of registered office addressAD01
Appointment of directorAP01
Appointment of corporate directorAP02
Appointment of secretaryAP03
Appointment of corporate secretaryAP04
Change of director’s detailsCH01
Change of corporate director’s detailsCH02
Change of secretary’s detailsCH03
Change of corporate secretary’s detailsCH04
Termination of appointment of directorTM01
Termination of appointment of secretaryTM02
Notification of single alternative inspection location (SAIL)AD02
Notification of location of company records to the single alternative inspection location (SAIL)AD03
Change of location of company records to the registered office (SAIL)AD04
Change of Accounting Reference DateAA01
Notice of change of name by resolution (NM01) & Special ResolutionRES15
Dormant account and trading company accounts

Contact us if you require help with getting your company authentication code or submitting your limited company documents online.

Certificate of good standing

The certificate of good standing certifies that your UK company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation. Concurrently, there is no action is currently being taken to strike it off Companies House register.

Generally, it is very easy for your company to achieve good standing status. All you need to do is to make sure you submit your company accounts and confirmation statements with Companies House on time.

In addition, your company must meet minimum company officer appointments requirements. For example, a Public Limited Company (PLC) must have at least two directors and a company secretary with one person director. Whereas for a private limited company, you must have at least one person director.

Companies House will not issue your certificate of good standing if your company’s filings are not up to date. For example, your company account is overdue at the time you request your certificate, Companies House would not issue it until your company account is filed.

When do you require a certificate of good standing?

Normally, if your company are banking overseas, your foreign bank would require you to provide a certified and apostilled certificate of good standing issued by Companies House every year.

In this circumstance, you must obtain your certificate from Companies House first. Thereafter, you arrange your certificate to be stamped by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). You must send in the original certificate not the photocopy of it.

Additional facts on your certificate

You can request to include additional certified facts on your certificate. These include:

  • directors’ names, and details such as date of birth or nationality
  • secretaries’ names
  • registered office address
  • the company’s objects
  • good standing statement

If you have any questions on how to obtain your certificate of good standing, feel free to contact our London accountants.

Global recession

Recently, the media published many articles centered around the global recession is coming. Is this true? If it is, what can you do to keep your business thriving during recession?

Streamline your business operations

It is time to audit your business operations costs, to see if you can get cheaper provider elsewhere with the same quality of service.

Generally, the UK electricity supplier always put their prices up on renewal. Usually, even their cheapest contract price for renewal would be higher than your current contract price. For this reason, It may be worth for you to shop around for cheaper electricity suppliers available in the market nearer to your contract renewal period.

If the office building belong to your business, is it possible for you to install solar panel so you produce your own electricity and if there is any excess, you can sell it back to electricity companies.

Do not be put off by the changing supplier and paperwork stuff to swift supplier. The amount of time you spent on sorting out the paperwork would save you a chunk of money which you can save it or use it on something else.

The same goes with renting your office space. Can you get an office space for lower rent somewhere else? Take into consideration of your staff travelling to work time. Preferably, your location not going to be resulting in your staff have to pay more for travelling. Otherwise, you either increase their salary or you give travelling allowance or you take the risk that they are willing to absorb the extra travelling time and cost. Just be fair.

Encourage your customers to pay

During recession, people usually hoard on to their money and want to spend less. You may like to offer your customers an attractive discount to make them pay you upfront or early settlement. By doing this, you avoid bad debts. So why not?

Similarly, if you must also be mindful before you increase price with your existing customers. Passing on your increasing business costs to your existing customers may not be a good move. You risk them to swift to other provider whom can offer more affordable products and services similar to yours.

If your existing customers come to you with cash flow issues, help them to pay you. Devise an installment payment plan for them. For instance, say, they owe you £5000. You allow them to pay you in equal installment of £1000 per month and they will settle their invoice on the 5th month. With this, zero bad debts for your business.

Companies House and HMRC

In some cases, Companies House and HMRC allow installment payments. However, you must write to them with your proposed payment plan and explained why you cannot pay your late filing penalty and/or your company taxes on due date. Your proposed installment payment plan would not be automatically approved, Companies House and HMRC will review your proposal and get back to you in writing.

For example, you incur late filing penalty of £1500 because your company accounts were late for more than 6 months. Ask your accountant to write to Companies House with a proposed installment plan that what your business can pay. Say you can pay £500 per month,then state that in your proposal. After you settle your late filing penalty invoice, make sure you file your company accounts and confirmation statement on time every time.

Contact our London accountants if you have any questions about your UK company.

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