Reminders from Companies House

No more paper reminders from Companies House. No more paper reminders from Companies House. You will receive a notice about this at your company’s or LLP’s registered office address.

Email reminders from Companies House

However, if you would still like to receive a reminder about when your confirmation statement and your company account are due, you may sign up to Companies House’s email reminder service.

Companies House provides this service for free. You can choose up to 4 people to receive a reminder about your limited company and limited liability partnership. The 4 people limit includes your accountant. Whoever signed up for the email reminder can also file your company account and your confirmation statement immediately from a link within the email.

Who is responsible to file documents with Companies House

The company law read it is the director’s responsibilities to submit company information on time to Companies House. As a director you could get a criminal record, a fine and disqualification if you do not deliver your company accounts and confirmation statement on time.

For this reason, we strongly recommend you sign up for Companies House email reminder service as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose. Furthermore, it is free.

If you have an accountant, you do not usually have to worry about Companies House filings because they will take care of it for you.

Companies House online filing services

You would require your company’s authentication code to file online. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Hence, you must keep it safe.

If you require help with your company’s confirmation statement and company accounts, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

Companies House has created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature during COVID-19 pandemic. You can easily upload your documents to the Companies House website.

If you no longer want to keep your company or LLP then you must formally apply to Companies House to have it removed from the register. If you require help to close down your company, our accountant can help you.

Email reminders from Companies House

You can sign up for the email reminders with Companies House for your limited company or limited liability partnership (LLP). The email reminders service is to tell you when to submit your company accounts or confirmation statement.

Email reminders proved to be more effective than paper reminders from Companies House.

Paper reminders only work when you can have access to your mails sent to your registered office and you open it on time and act promptly.

We have helped many businesses to restore their companies. They were struck off the register because of non-filing of either their company accounts or confirmation statement.

The common reason was that they did not receive reminders letters from Companies House. Because they forgot to notify Companies House of their new registered office address after they moved to a new office. Understandably, moving office can be stressful and lots to sort out but this event is not an acceptable excuse to miss your company’s filings.

Many of us have at least one email account that we checked regularly. It is very easy to sign up for the email reminders with Companies House.

How to sign up for email reminders

Go to Companies House website to sign up and the service is free.

  1. Sign in to the Companies House online filing service. For new user, you must register for the service first.
  2. Select ‘Activate e reminders’ from your company overview screen.
  3. Click ‘Add an email address’.
  4. Enter your email address (a maximum of 4 for each company).
  5. Click the link in the email from Companies House to validate your email address.
  6. Agree to the Terms of operation.

Thereafter, Companies House will send you an email to confirm when you’ve successfully joined the reminder service.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic

Companies House also gear up to support UK companies during COVID-19 pandemic. They automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. This will help you to avoid a late filing penalty if you are unable to deliver your company accounts on time during this pandemic. 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.

In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.

You are encouraged to submit your documents to Companies House digitally. You can use the online web filing service to file the following documents to Companies House.

Authentication code

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.

If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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