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Community Interest Companies and the Confirmation Statement

From the 30th of June 2016 the Annual Return will be replaced by a confirmation statement.

To complete your confirmation statement, you just need to check the information that is held at Companies House about your Community Interest Company is correct and fully up to date.

If the information they hold is out of date you must file the information needed to update your records before, or at the same time that you make the confirmation statement. You must file your confirmation statement within 14 days of the end of the review period. The review period is a period of 12 months beginning with either the day of the company’s incorporation or the day after the last return filed.

If you need to update your shareholders’ information, change your company’s SIC code or amend the statement of capital, you can do this with your confirmation statement. You will also need to provide a copy of your register of People with Significant Control (PSC) with your first confirmation statement.

For any other changes, registered office address, officer details and location of company registers, you’ll need to complete a separate form and submit it at the same time as your confirmation statement.

The fee for the confirmation statement will be the same as the annual return: £13 when filed online or £40 when filed on paper. You’ll only have to pay the fee once in a 12 month payment period. During those 12 months, you can file as many confirmation statements as you want without having to pay the fee again. Once your company gets to the next 12 month payment period, the fee will be due again and you’ll be reminded of this either when you sign-in to file online or by letter to your company’s registered office.

See Companies House website website for further guidance.