File an annual return (AR01) for your company

Use this form to send Companies House an annual return made up to 29 June 2016 or earlier.


Online form: AR01 annual return

AR01 2015 annual return


The confirmation statement (CS01) replaced the annual return on 30 June 2016.

You can only file an annual return if it’s made up to 29 June 2016 or earlier. There’s a £40 fee to file the AR01 paper form.

If your annual return is under the Companies Act 1985, you must file a form 363.

Continuation pages

The continuation pages are optional. Use them if you need to provide more details.

Standard industrial classification (SIC) codes

Use the condensed list of SIC codes if you need to update your nature of business activity on your annual return.

Published 29 July 2014
Last updated 30 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. New version relating to changes brought in by the The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act.

  2. New AR01 version 9 added to the page. This will replace version 8 from 30 June 2016.

  3. New version 8.0 uploaded compliant with legal changes implemented on 6 April 2016

  4. Link to old 363 form added

  5. Attachments updated to version 7

  6. New version uploaded.

  7. Online filing option added

  8. Added link to SIC codes list.

  9. First published.