Confirmation Statement

What is the Confirmation Statement? 

1st July 2016

From 30th June the confirmation statement will replace the annual return.

The confirmation statement serves roughly the same purpose as the annual return: for companies to provide up-to-date information for inclusion on the public register. However, one main difference is that rather than you providing a snapshot of your company data at a specific date, you’ll now ‘check and confirm’ the information we hold is accurate. 

Another difference is that in your first confirmation statement you’ll also need to include the information held in your register of people with significant control.

To complete your confirmation statement, you just need to check the information that we hold about your company is correct and fully up to date. If you need to update your shareholders’ information, change your company’s SIC code or amend the statement of capital, you can do this with your confirmation statement. For any other changes, you will need to complete a separate form and submit it at the same time as your confirmation statement.

Will this cost more than the annual return?

The fee for the confirmation statement is the same as the annual return: £13 when filed online or £40 when filed on paper. You only have to pay the fee once a year; irrespective of how many times you make updates to your confirmation statement.

When do I need to file my confirmation statement?

From 30 June onwards you’ll need to file a confirmation statement instead of an annual return. Additionally, please be aware that the 28-day grace period has changed to 14 days.

Your local TaxAssist Accountant can manage all of your company secretarial services for you. Contact us to be put in touch with your local office.


By Jo Nockels

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