Company Secretarial

What is the confirmation statement?

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The confirmation statement, also known as the CS01, is the form which replaced the annual return in June 2016. It is used to confirm that your company’s information is correct. Rather than previously having to resupply the information, a simplified procedure of just confirming ‘no changes’ was introduced. The confirmation statement contains general company information about the:
  • Company Directors
  • Registered Office Address
  • Statement of Capital
  • Shareholdings
  • SIC Code
  • Person of Significant Control
When filing a CS01 you are confirming that your company’s details available on Companies House are up to date. If they are not, you will have to file the relevant form before filing your new Confirmation Statement. Some changes do not require you to file a form, and can be reported using the confirmation statement. These include changes made to share capital, SIC Codes and shareholders. If there have been no changes since the last CS01 you simply need to review the details available on Companies House and confirm their accuracy.

When do I need to file a Confirmation Statement?

Every year! You are required to file your Confirmation Statement once a year, usually on the anniversary date of your company’s incorporation. Once your anniversary date has passed, you have 14 days to file your confirmation statement.

What if my Company is Dormant?

All companies limited by shares or guarantee, dormant or active, are required to file a confirmation statement. If they fail to do so Companies House may begin the process of striking you off the register. It is a legal requirement to ensure all statutory filings of the company (including accounts, returns and confirmation statements) are done on time.

How do I file a Confirmation Statement??

You can file your Confirmation Statement online through Companies House filing website or by post. Filing it online is more efficient and will cost less (£13) than filing it by post. In contrast, filling your CS01 by post will take more time as well as cost £40. This is something you can do yourself or via your company secretary agent, a service Wisteria would happily provide for your company!   If you would like more information or have any questions about the Confirmation Statement, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our Company Secretarial agents at 020 8429 9245 or email [email protected].

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