Introduced in 2016 as a replacement for annual returns, the confirmation statement is an annual filing requirement for all limited companies. It doesn’t matter if your company is trading, not currently trading, or has never traded – you need to file one.
Failure to file is an offence that can result in criminal proceedings being brought against you, and your company being struck off the Companies House register.
The purpose of the confirmation statement is to confirm that the information held by Companies House for your company is correct.
In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what company updates can be made via this filing obligation, and what updates can’t. Let’s get started.
Changes you can make in the confirmation statement
You can make updates to the below – at Companies House – when completing the confirmation statement:
- Company SIC (standard industrial classification) codes
- Statement of capital
- Trading status of shares
- Exemption from maintaining a PSC register
Changes you can’t make
It can’t be used to make updates to the:
- Company name
- Company officers (directors and secretaries)
- People with significant control (PSCs)
- Registered office address
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So there you have it, the company information that can, and can’t, be changed in this filing requirement.
We hope you have found this blog post helpful. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.