What is a confirmation statement?

A confirmation statement is a mandatory document that must be filed by every limited company and limited liability partnership at least once a year.

The confirmation statement, known as form CS01 by Companies House, is a filing document detailing key information about the management, ownership, activities, and capital position of your company.

All limited companies and limited liability partnerships, including dormant and non-trading companies, must file a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months.

What does a confirmation statement include?

  • Company name and registration number
  • Registered office address
  • Details of all directors and secretaries
  • Share transfers
  • Shareholders’ details
  • Issued share capital
  • Nature of business activities
  • Information about People with Significant Control (PSC)
  • Location of statutory registers

Before filing the confirmation statement, you must check your current registered information at Companies House to ensure this is correct.

The first confirmation statement you file must include a list of People with Significant Control (PSCs). If you don’t have PSCs for your company, then you must state that on the register and still notify Companies House.

It is important not to forget to file the confirmation statement even if there were no changes to your company since the last confirmation statement you filed. This ensures that Companies House records are correct and up-to-date. Even if your business is not active (dormant) then you must prepare and file the confirmation statement.

When should you file a confirmation statement?

You must file your confirmation statement at least every 12 months. This means that a company has a year after is formation to submit the first statement. When it does a new timeframe is set. You can file your confirmation statement at any other time during the review period. If you do it earlier, a new period of 12 months starts. You can submit any number of confirmation statements per year.

What happens if you forget to file your confirmation statement on time?

If you forget to file your confirmation statement on time, it can cause problems for your company. If you do not submit a statement within 14 days of its due date, it is considered a criminal offence. Directors and secretaries may be prosecuted or company directors disqualified. The process of striking the company off the registry might also occur, which means the business might cease to exist.

Paul Beare Limited can take this requirement off your hands and file your confirmation statement on your behalf. If you would like to discuss how we can assist, please get in touch.