COMPANIES HOUSE FILING
IF YOUR COMPANY CAN’T FILE ACCOUNTS ON TIME 

If your accounts will be late because your company is affected by COVID-19, and your filing deadline has not yet passed, you can apply for an automatic and immediate 3 month extension to file your accounts. You must apply before your filing deadline.

Companies that have already extended their filing deadline, or shortened their accounting reference period, may not be eligible for an extension.

LATE FILING PENALTIES

If you do not apply for an extension and your accounts have been filed late, an automatic penalty will be imposed. The registrar has very limited discretion to not collect a penalty.

Each appeal is treated on a case-by-case basis, and we already have policies in place to deal with appeals based upon unforeseen poor health. Appeals based upon COVID-19 will be considered under these policies.

Companies House have closed their contact centre to protect the welfare of their staff and are only accepting communications by email at [email protected]