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These registration fees do not apply to documents delivered under the Companies Act 1985 or the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986. Any document delivered under these acts will be free of charge.
All statutory fees on this list have been confirmed by parliament and are set by the following statutory fees regulations:
Not all fees are set by the above regulations. Some fees are administratively set by a Fees determination (January 2021) (PDF, 406KB, 37 pages) under section 1063(5) of the Companies Act 2006.
This includes fees for:
products that are in decline
products that have a small customer base
Cost recovery principles
Companies House operates on the basis of cost recovery.
Companies House fees are linked, as required by HM Treasury guidance, to the forecast cost of providing each service and the way in which customers access them. A number of things are considered when Companies House sets its fees.
Guidance on Managing Public Money means we must set our fees to recover the full cost for each separate service - allowing for a cost of capital of 3.5%. This prohibits cross-subsidy between different services.