UK Confirmation Statement
A Confirmation Statement (previously known as an Annual Return) is a legal document that UK companies are required to file with Companies House at least once a year. It confirms that the company’s details on the register are up to-date and accurate and that the company is in compliance with the Companies Act 2006.
The UK Confirmation Statement must be filed at least once every 12 months and must include the following information:
- The company’s registered name and number
- The company’s registered office address
- The company’s SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code
- The company’s shareholders and share capital
- The company’s directors and company secretary (if applicable)
- Any changes to the company’s details that have occurred since the last Confirmation Statement was filed
- A confirmation that all of the company’s statutory books are being kept at the registered office.
Companies House will send a reminder to the company’s registered office when the Confirmation Statement is due. If the company fails to file a Confirmation Statement, it may be subject to fines and penalties, and the company may be struck off the register.
It’s important to note that the UK Confirmation Statement should be filed electronically, and it is a requirement to have a digital signature to file it online. Additionally, the companies are now required to provide information about their PSC (people with significant control) along with the confirmation statement.