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The New Confirmation Statement

1st August 2016

Companies are currently required to file a return annually with Companies House giving detailed information in relation to the company, its shareholders, directors and share capital, in many cases duplicating information filed previously, either in earlier annual returns or in event-driven filings throughout the year.

The new confirmation statement will replace the annual return and will not require previously delivered information to be repeated.  Instead a confirmation will be given by the company that all specified information has either been delivered to the Registrar as required during the year, or is being delivered with the confirmation statement.

It can be made at any time, although no more than 12 months must elapse between confirmation statements and once a confirmation statement has been made a new 12 month period starts to run.

This rolling 12 month window means that a company can combine making a confirmation statement with another filing at any point during the year if this is administratively easier.  The company will not then need to make another confirmation statement for a further 12 months.

For further information, please contact Shaz Ali.

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