Guidance

Companies House fees

A list of all the fees Companies House charges, and how we determine these fees.

Documents

Fees determination (January 2021)

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Details

We’ll publish any changes to our fees or any new fees in this guidance.

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:

  • new products
  • 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.

The Competition Act 1998 prohibits the abuse of a dominant position in a market.

Published 17 June 2019
Last updated 6 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Fee added for new Companies House service (CHS) product: For a missing image to be made available on the filing history of a company.

  2. Updated fees guidance in accordance with the end of UK transition. Removed references to SEs, EEIGs, EC Directives. New fees determination published.

  3. Latest Fees Determination (October 2020) published.

  4. Added fees for ordering certificates through Companies House Service (CHS).

  5. Updated fees determination document published.

  6. Apply to remove your home address from the public register (SR01) - fee reduced from £55 to £32 from 1 June 2020. Updated fees determination document published.

  7. Fees added for registering a CIC using online and software filing.

  8. First published.