Guidance

Confirmation statement: guidance

How to send Companies House your confirmation statement.

Every company must file a confirmation statement. It confirms the information we hold about your company is up to date. A statement must be filed at least once a year, but you may choose to file more often.

It’s a criminal offence not to file your statement within 14 days of the end of the review period. If you don’t file, your company and its officers may be prosecuted. Your company may also be struck off the register.

Before you file

Check the information we hold for your company using Companies House Service (CHS).

If any information is out of date, you must update your records before, or at the same time you file the statement.

Filing a confirmation statement

File your statement online.

You’ll need your password and authentication code. If you don’t have these, you’ll need to register.

The statement has an additional information section. Complete this if there have been changes to your:

If nothing has changed

You must file a confirmation statement even if there haven’t been any changes to your company during the review period. This confirms the information we hold is up to date.

Fee

You’ll only need to pay the £13 fee with your first confirmation statement in any 12 month period. If you choose to file more than one statement within 12 months, you don’t have to pay again. If you’re unable to file online, you can file a paper statement for £40.

Review period

You can file a statement at any time during the review period. The maximum period that can be covered by a statement is 12 months. It may be shorter if you make an additional statement.

For new companies, the review period starts on the date of incorporation and ends 12 months later. As an example, for a company incorporated on 1 January 2017, the review period will end on 31 December 2017. The next review period will begin on 1 January 2018.

For existing companies, the review period starts the day after the last statement was made and ends 12 months later. For example, if a company last filed a statement on 1 January 2017, the review period would end on 31 December 2017.

A company can make a statement early. If an additional statement is filed before 31 December 2017, it would start a new 12 month review period.

For example, if the company filed a statement on 30 September 2017, the new review period would start on 1 October 2017 and end 12 months later.

Published 15 January 2018