Filing a confirmation statement
The 12 month review period begins on the anniversary of the company’s formation and the confirmation statement needs to be delivered to the Registrar of Companies within 14 days after the review period comes to an end. You are able to submit additional statements during the review period and in this instance the review period will then run from the day after the most recently submitted submission.
What needs to be included in a confirmation statement?
Companies are under a duty to detail all relevant events such as:
Changes in directors and/or the company secretary
Changes in the company registers relating to directors and/or the company secretary
Changes in persons with significant control of the company
A change of registered office
A change of location as to where a company keeps its company records
Any change of a company’s principal business activities or standard industry classification (SIC) code, and changes of share capital (if appropriate to the company)
The information required to be delivered with the confirmation statement varies depending on whether the company is:
- A private company limited by shares
- A private company limited by guarantee without share capital
- A company subject to rule 5 of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (DTR5),
- A traded company where shares are admitted to trading on a relevant market or on any other market which is outside the UK but not subject to DTR5
- A non-trading company
What happens if your confirmation statement is not filed in time?
If your confirmation statement is not filed in time it is classed as an offence committed by the company, it’s directors and company secretary (unless they can show they took all reasonable steps to avoid the offence), other persons treated as officers of the company in relation to the offence and shadow directors. Your company will be subject to a fine and there is a daily default fine for continued contravention.
At Stephensons we have a team of solicitors who can assist companies with their confirmation statements and remove the risk of a breach of the Companies Act by making annual filings on behalf of your company. Our fees to make these annual filings are £250 plus VAT.
If you would like to speak to our specialist team about any aspect of conformation statements please call us on 0203 816 9303 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.