With effect from 30 June 2016, the annual return is being replaced by the Confirmation Statement. If you’re wondering what this means in practical terms, the answer is ‘very little’.
The Confirmation Statement will need to be filed annually, which will be in line with the existing date for filing the Annual Return. However, the window to file an Annual Return is 28 days, whereas the window for a Confirmation Statement will be 14 days. There will have a filing fee of £13 (if filed online) or £40 (if filed by paper).
The following information will be required:
- The registered office
- The Directors and Company Secretary (if any)
- Where the company keeps its records if it uses a single alternative inspection location
- The company’s principal business activity
- A statement of capital, unless there have been no changes
- Whether the company is a traded company
- The Shareholders, unless there have been no changes
- Details of the register of People with Significant Control (PSC)
As part of our service to limited company clients, we track when their annual return is due in order to make sure that it isn’t missed. We intend to provide a similar service in respect of Confirmation Statements.