Confirmation Statement (formerly Annual Returns)
What is a Confirmation Statement?
A confirmation statement (CS01) 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 Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act announced that the annual return has been replaced with the confirmation statement as of 30 June 2016.
Instead of filling out your company details as you would've previously done with the annual return, now with the confirmation statement, you'll just need to 'check and confirm' your company information. If there are no changes to your company details since incorporation or the previously filed confirmation statement, you simply check and confirm the details on your next confirmation statement.
When do I need to file my Confirmation Statement?
The due date is usually 12 months after the incorporation of your company or the date you filed your last annual return, and then it should be filed at least once a year.
You can check your due date in the Company Details section from your MadeSimple account, just click on My Companies (login required), and then click on your company name.
Companies House will send you an email alert or a reminder letter to your company’s registered office when your confirmation statement is due. You can file your confirmation statement up to 14 days after the due date.
Companies House may start the process of striking off your company if your confirmation statement is late. Late penalty fines do not apply to an overdue confirmation statement.
How do I file my Confirmation Statement?
Company Formation MadeSimple can file your confirmation statement via our Confirmation Statement services hassle free.
Alternatively, you can file your confirmation statement with Companies House.
Can I purchase a Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts together?
If your company is dormant and has never traded from incorporation, we do offer a special bundle which will allow us to deal with both of your filing obligations with Companies House for the year to take the weight off your mind. Click here if you would like to purchase (or find out more about) this bundle.
Please note: If you have traded with your company at all, we cannot assist with your annual accounts.