The confirmation statement is a filing requirement which replaces the annual return. All limited companies and LLP’s registered in the UK are required, by law, to file an annual confirmation statement every 12 months. Not doing so could result in prosecution.
Is your company dormant?
Even if your company is dormant, you’ll need to submit your company accounts and verify that the data stored by Companies House is correct and that the register is up to date. You’ll be asked to check several things including your company name, registered business address, information about each company secretary, class of shares, SIC codes and information about people with significant control.
If your company is no longer trading, you can also have it removed from the Companies House Register. This means that your company will no longer exist.
What are the benefits?
Peace of mind
An easy way to stay legal
Avoid a late filing penalty
How we can help
Time is precious when you run a small business. However, it’s important that the information stored by Companies House about your business is correct and up to date. Failing to submit your annual confirmation statement could result in prosecution. We can help you:
File your statement
We’ll file your confirmation statement and check all your details over the phone with you.
File your annual accounts
If your company is dormant, we’ll file your accounts and check the details over the phone.
Dissolve your companyIf you want to remove your company from the register, we’ll do the paperwork and send it to Companies House.*
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What is a company formation agent?
Formation agents perform company registrations in partnership with Companies House. We’re one of the largest, and also the cheapest. We don’t just get your company registered then leave you to it – we use our experience to help you start your business properly. There are plenty of reasons to use a formation agent rather than go directly to Companies House. If you ask us, though, the best thing is that we go through the whole process with you, and get your application submitted securely online. We provide expert advice on the legal hurdles while you incorporate, and recommend good quality solutions that you might need after you’ve formed.
What’s the difference between sole trader and limited company?
Think of it this way: when you form a limited company, you put a protective shield between you and your business. Being a sole trader is the opposite – you have no protection. As a sole trader, you are responsible for any debt you might come into while you’re in business. When you register and become the director of your own limited company, you have less personal responsibility. The benefits are that you can claim back expenses, and add to your salary with dividend payments at the end of the year. For more information, see our Help Centre article about limited companies and sole traders.
How do I register a company?
Easy, we’ll do it for you. Check out our formation bundles to learn more about our different products. They start at £9.99, and go all the way up to our Super bundle. Limited company formation is a straightforward business if you’re as well-versed with the process as we are. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our company formation guides for an introduction and some insider tips.
Why The Formations Company?
We’re dedicated to British business, and love nothing more than seeing new companies flourish. 750,000 UK companies have trusted us to help them register, and we have thousands of happy customers who’ve seen how simple the formations process can be. We’re cheaper than going to Companies House directly, and cost less than most accountants. Our online application is incredibly simple, and if you’ve got all your documents handy it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. So what are you waiting for? Start your business today.