Companies House announced an automatic extension of Companies House documents filing deadline on 1 July 2020. This is a temporary change to support companies during the COVID-19 outbreak and give businesses more time to comply.
You do not have to do anything. Companies House will automatically extend your filing deadline. You can check your new filing deadline on the Companies House website. This is a brilliant news.
Prior to this, you must apply to extend your company accounts filing deadline online. This no longer the case.
The automatic extension of Companies House documents filing deadline includes the following filings:
- company accounts
- confirmation statement
- event-driven filings (changes to your company)
- mortgage charges
Full guidance available here.
Company accounts filing deadline extension
From 27 June 2020, If your company’s filing deadline falls between 27 June 2020 to 5 April 2021, you will get an automatic extension of your filing deadline. Check your new filing deadline from Companies House website.
Automatic extension of Confirmation statement filing deadline
Your confirmation statement filing deadline will be extended to 42 days instead of the current 14 days. More time to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. You can file this document online.
- Limited companies
- Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
- Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs)
- Scottish qualifying partnerships (SQPs)
- European Company, Societas Europaea (SEs)