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Everything you need to know about the UK Companies Confirmation Statement.

5 November 2019

The Confirmation Statement is a combined reporting document of all the information including directors, secretaries, registered office address, shareholders, share capital and people with significant control, the statements must be submitted a minimum of once, every twelve months.

In this article I walk through everything, you need to know about the Companies House confirmation statement. The Confirmation Statement (form CS01) was previously known as the Annual return (form AR01). It is a reporting document containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. It is also a must filled for LLP’s (limited liability partnerships) to submit a Confirmation Statement to companies House.

The purpose of the confirmation statement is to verify the necessary information of a UK registered company at the companies House and displayed on the public register is accurate and up to date. If any information held on record is inaccurate or out of date when the confirmation statement is due, the corporate should update the information on the relevant separate form before the deadline, or at the same time as delivering the confirmation statement.

Can I report changes using the confirmation statement?

You can report certain changes to your company information using the confirmation statement, just like you may with the annual return.

How to file a confirmation statement online (Companies House form CS01)

Completing your Confirmation Statement Online is that the simplest way to send the information to company’s house. If you would like to make changes to your company’s information, the following information you can update includes

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code
statement of capital
trading status of shares
exemption from keeping a PSC register
shareholder information

Filing deadline of the confirmation statement

Confirmation statements of UK companies are due within 28 days of the anniversary of company formation, or within 28 days of the anniversary of the previously submitted confirmation statement.

Annual Accounts of UK registered companies is a different concept and should not be misunderstood with confirmation statement.