What is a Companies House confirmation statement?

As of 30th June 2016 the confirmation statement replaces the annual return. Each year every company must submit a confirmation statement, also known as a CS01, to check and confirm the information held by Companies House for the company’s officers, registered office, shareholders and share capital is accurate. A director or company secretary is normally responsible for its submission however, if your package includes our Company Secretarial Service we will file this statement on your behalf.

It’s important that a confirmation statement is filed on time – late or missing submissions will mean Companies House will start a process to strike off the company. This can be expensive to fix and will result in the company assets being automatically transferred to The Crown.

It is a criminal offence to not file a confirmation statement within 14 days of the review period, failure to submit a confirmation statement may lead to prosecution.