Confirmation statement (annual return)

You need to check that the information Companies House has about your company is correct every year. This is called a confirmation statement (previously an annual return).

Check your company’s details

You need to check the following:

Check the Companies House register.

Send your confirmation statement

Send your confirmation statement online or by post. It costs £13 to file your confirmation statement online, and £40 by post.

If you need to report changes

You can report changes to your statement of capital, shareholder information and SIC codes at the same time.

You cannot use the confirmation statement to report changes to:

  • your company’s officers
  • the registered office address
  • the address where you keep your records
  • people with significant control

You must file those changes separately with Companies House.

When it’s due

Your confirmation statement is due usually a year after either:

  • the date your company incorporated
  • the date you filed your last annual return or confirmation statement

You can file your confirmation statement up to 14 days after the due date.

Sign up to get an email reminder when your confirmation statement is due.

You can be fined up to £5,000 and your company may be struck off if you do not send your confirmation statement.