Confirmation Statement

Previously known as the Annual Return
Confirmation Statement Service

A confirmation statement is a snapshot of general information about a company’s directors, secretary (where one has been appointed), registered office address, shareholders, share capital and people with significant control. The confirmation statement is a Companies House filing requirement for all limited companies and LLPs.

Important: The Confirmation Statement is not to be confused with annual accounts. Annual accounts are financial accounts, profit & loss etc. Both, however, are legally required to be filed to Companies House on an annual basis. There are no late filing penalties for a confirmation statement, however, your company will be struck from the company register if it is not filed. If you are unsure which is due please contact us and we can check for you.

FAQ
Confirmation Statement FAQ

Confirmation Statement FAQs

What is a Confirmation Statement?

A confirmation statement is a snapshot of general information about a company's directors, secretary (where one has been appointed), registered office address, shareholders, share capital and people with significant control. The confirmation statement was previously known as the annual return (the name changed on 30 June 2016).

How often must a Confirmation Statement be filed?

Every company must file a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months. The window for filing the confirmation statement must be within 14 days after the anniversary of incorporation or of the made-up date of the last confirmation statement.

What information can be updated using a confirmation statement?

A confirmation statement can be used to update the following information at Companies House:

– SIC codes (principal business activities)

– Shareholder changes that have occurred since the last confirmation statement

– Changes to the statement of capital, since the filing of the last confirmation statement

– Trading status of shares

– Exemption from keeping a PSC register