Companies House are giving businesses additional support to help them meet their legal responsibilities, whilst dealing with the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, by making temporary changes to Companies House filing requirements.
Extension of deadlines
From 27 June 2020, more companies will get an extension to their accounts filing deadline. The company’s filing deadline will be extended if it falls any time from 27 June 2020 to 5 April 2021 (including these dates).
Click here for more information on the type of companies included and deadline extensions.
Companies and other types of business registered at Companies House will get more time to file their confirmation statement.
The current 14 day deadline (from the end of your review period) will be extended to 42 days. It will apply to:
- Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs)
- Scottish qualifying partnerships (SQPs)
It is an automatic extension – you do not need to apply for more time.
The extension applies to the time allowed to file your confirmation statement at the end of your review period (the period that your confirmation statement covers). It does not alter the review period, so you should not amend the confirmation date on your confirmation statement.
You will get more time to file details of certain company events. In particular, this includes any changes you’re required to file to update your company’s record before you file your confirmation statement.
The period allowed to deliver details of the event will increase to 42 days.
The period allowed to deliver the particulars of a charge to Companies House will increase by 10 days. Currently, a person with an interest in the charge has 21 days to deliver their documentation to Companies House.
For charges created on or after 6 June 2020, the period to deliver the particulars of a charge will automatically increase to 31 days. This 31 day-period will start the day after the date the charge was created.
This additional 10-day period will apply to charges for:
This additional 10-day period will also apply to the alteration of floating charges in Scotland.
Next year’s filing deadline
This is a temporary measure. The filing deadline extension will not apply where the deadline for the filing falls on 6 April 2021 or later.
More information about the temporary changes can be found here