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Companies House Christmas and New Year opening times

Availability of our contact centre and our filing services over the festive season.

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Companies House Christmas and New Year opening times

Christmas Eve

Our phone lines, contact centre and all offices will close to the public at 3pm on Monday 24 December.

Same day incorporations and change of company name

We’ll only process same day applications placed before 11am on Monday 24 December.

Christmas and New Year opening schedule 2018

Date Office affected
Monday 24 December All offices open until 3pm
Tuesday 25 December All offices closed
Wednesday 26 December All offices closed
Thursday 27 December All offices open
Friday 28 December All offices open
Monday 31 December All offices open
Tuesday 1 January 2019 All offices closed
Wednesday 2 January 2019 Edinburgh office closed

Online services

Companies House online services are available throughout the holiday period.

You can file your accounts and confirmation statement online.

You’ll need an authentication code. Allow plenty of time if you have to request a code, as it’s sent to the company by post.

Contact centre availability

Telephone enquiries: 0303 1234 500

Date Availability
Monday 24 December Open - 8:30am to 3pm
Tuesday 25 December Closed
Wednesday 26 December Closed
Thursday 27 December Open - 8:30am to 6pm
Friday 28 December Open - 8:30am to 6pm
Monday 31 December Open - 8:30am to 6pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 Closed
Wednesday 2 January 2019 Open - 8:30am to 6pm

Document delivery

Our Cardiff office is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to receive documents delivered by hand or post. Our London and Edinburgh offices have a letterbox for out of hours deliveries, but our Belfast office does not. Find out how to get to our offices.

We must receive acceptable accounts by the due date. We will not accept delays in transit as an excuse for late filing.

Applications for certified copies

Same day orders placed after 2pm on Friday 21 December and Friday 28 December will be processed as usual.

We cannot be held accountable for any postal delays over the holiday period.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

We’ll only process same day orders placed before 9am. Any orders placed after 9am will be processed on 27 December and 2 January.

Travelling to our London office on New Year’s Eve

Due to the New Year’s celebrations organised by Westminster Council, all roads surrounding the office including Victoria Street and Westminster Bridge will be closed from 2pm.

Find out more about the New Year’s Eve road closures.

Published 10 December 2014
Last updated 4 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. 11am cut off for Christmas Eve same day incorporations and change of name.
  2. Our Christmas and New Year schedule for 2018.
  3. Christmas and New Year schedule for 2017 added.
  4. 2016 to 2017 notice updated
  5. 2015 dates updated
  6. London office New Year's Eve road closure information added.
  7. First published.