Access to Companies House offices during COVID-19 pandemic to deliver papers documents is restricted. Opening hours for all offices vary. Before sending your paper documents, check your company name and number are correct and avoid the common mistakes.
For this reason, Companies House encourages companies to send their documents online and to contact them by email.
Companies House helpline
Companies House contact centre is closed during this pandemic to protect the welfare of their staff.
If you have any questions about your company’s filings, you may email Companies House during this time.
Companies House London office – CLOSED
80 Petty France
Companies House London office is closed to the public until further notice. You would not be able to deliver your paper documents to this office not even through the letterbox because there is none there.
It is best to send your documents to Companies House Cardiff office.
Companies House Cardiff office – 24 hours
The Cardiff office is open 24 hours for receipt of documents.
Companies House Belfast office – Weekday 10 am – 4 pm
32-38 Linenhall Street
Northern Ireland BT2 8BG
DX 481 N.R. Belfast 1
Public access to Companies House Belfast is restricted. However, you can deliver your paper documents to the reception desk on the ground floor of The Linenhall from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 4 pm. Your documents must be in a sealed envelope.
Companies House Edinburgh office
4th Floor Edinburgh Quay 2
Edinburgh EH3 9FF
DX ED235 Edinburgh 1
Access to this office by the Public is restricted. However, you can still deliver your paper documents to the Companies House Edinburgh external letterbox next to the office building.
We are still accepting deliveries from Royal Mail (except Wednesdays) and DX post.
With access to Companies House offices during COVID-19 outbreak restricted, Companies House is committed to maintaining their great service to their customers.
Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic
Even though access to Companies House offices is restricted during COVID-19 pandemic but the service level is maintained. You can file the following documents online using the Companies House webfiling service.
- Confirmation statement
- Company accounts
- Events driven filings i.e director resigned or change of your registered office address.
- Closing down your company.
To file online, 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.
In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.
On top of that, Companies House announced they will automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This would help businesses that were severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to avoid a late filing penalty. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.
On the same note, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Likewise, for the events driven filings, you will have 42 days (6 weeks) to notify Companies House instead of the usual 14 days filing deadline.
If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.