Covid-19: Changes to Companies House filing requirements Update

The automatic extensions for filing deadlines between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021 granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will soon come to an end.

This means that for any filings where the deadline falls after 5 April 2021, the previous deadlines (set out below) shall apply:

Filing

Deadline
Accounts 6 months for PLCs and 9 months for private companies and LLPs

Confirmation Statements

14 days from the end of your review period

Event driven filings (including, for companies changes to:

The directors, details of the directors, information on

PSCs, secretaries, the company’s registered office and

notifications on the place where the register of members, directors PSCs and secretaries are kept)

14 days if you make changes to:

- Where you keep your company records

- Your directors, or their personal details change, for example their address

- Company secretaries

15 days if you make changes to your constitution or articles of association.

One month if you issue more shares in your company.

21 days for any other changes that you are required to tell Companies House about.
Charges/Debentures/Mortgages 21 days starting from the day after the charge was created

Companies can still apply for a three month extension for accounts filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021.  Companies House has stated that it is likely that companies that are eligible and cite issues around COVID-19 will be granted an extension but please note that it is important to check whether you are eligible for an extension and to apply for an extension in good time before your deadline.  Also note that companies that have already had their accounts deadline extended may not be eligible as the law only allows a maximum filing period of 12 months.

Contact us

We are happy to assist with any filing queries that you may have.  We also offer company secretarial and registered office services.  Please contact John Flanagan on 01482 337308 or Donna Ashbridge on 01482 337300 if you require any assistance.

Posted on: 06/04/2021

This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.

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