The confirmation statement is a Companies House filing requirement which replaces the annual return. All limited companies and LLP’s registered in the UK are required, by law, to file a confirmation statement every 12 months. Not doing so could result in prosecution.

Even if your company is dormant, you’ll need to submit your company accounts and verify that the data stored by Companies House is correct and that the register is up to date. You’ll be asked to check several things including:

  • Your company name
  • Registered business address
  • Information about each company secretary
  • Class of shares
  • SIC codes
  • Information about people with significant control.

If your company is no longer trading, you can also have it removed from the Companies House Register. This means that your company will no longer exist.