5. 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:
- the details of your registered office, directors, secretary and the address where you keep your records
- your statement of capital and shareholder information if your company has shares
- your SIC code (the number that identifies what your company does)
- your register of ‘people with significant control’ (PSC) - you’ll need to include this the first time you file a confirmation statement
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 can’t use the confirmation statement to report changes to your company’s officers, registered office address or the address where you keep your records - file those changes separately.
When it’s due
You’ll get an email alert or a reminder letter to your company’s registered office when your confirmation statement is due.
The due date is 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.
You can be fined up to £5,000 and your company may be struck off if you don’t send your confirmation statement.