The Confirmation Statement in the UK (form CS01) was previously known as the Annual Return (form AR01) – but it also captures other data that must be filed.
Every company, including dormant and non trading companies, must file a confirmation statement. It confirms the information that Companies House hold about your company is up to date.
It is a report containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. It is also a requirement for LLP’s (limited liability partnerships) to submit a Confirmation Statement to Companies House. The statements must be submitted at least once, every 12 months.
Changes you must make before sending your confirmation statement
Before confirming your records are up to date, you must tell us about changes to your:
- Company name
- Company number
- Made-up date of the return – date the information must be correct.
- Registered office address
- Alternative inspection location (SAIL address), if you use one.
- Share capital (companies limited by shares only)
- Officers (directors and company secretary)
- Members (shareholders, guarantors or LLP members)
- Persons with significant control (PSC’s)
- Principal business activities
- You can file your statement online or get your Accountant to file it on your behalf however the legal accuracy and responsibility is still with the Company that the filing is made for.
More guidance can be found on the Companies House website
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