17 March 2015

Every company must deliver an
annual return to Companies House at least once every 12 months. The company’s
director(s), and where applicable the secretary, are responsible for ensuring
that the annual return:

  • is delivered to
    Companies House within 28 days after the anniversary of incorporation or
    the anniversary of the made-up date of the last annual return; and
  • gives a true picture of
    the management structure and capital (if applicable) of the company at the
    made-up date.
Please note that even though we
are dealing with this on your behalf it is possible that you will receive a
computer activated ‘reminder to file’ from Companies House sometime within the
next few weeks.  This is a standard letter sent to all limited companies.
The reminder may appear to be phrased in a manner that suggests the annual
return has been filed late, this isn’t the case, it is just a warning that your
annual return needs filing. As long as you respond to this letter so we can go
ahead and complete the return on your behalf, this can be safely ignored.
Remember: It is a criminal offence not to deliver the company’s
annual return within 28 days of the made-up date, for which company secretaries
and directors may be prosecuted.
If you require us to complete
and file the return on behalf of the companies officers we require the
following information;
·        
Any change to
Directors / Shareholders in the last year (new appointments/resignations)
·        
Any changes
regarding allocation of shareholdings (have any shares been transferred or
changed hands for example)
·        
Any changes to Directors
details (address etc.)
Please advise us even if there
are no changes.
Companies House charge a
disbursement fee for each return filed (VAT is not applicable). When we receive
the above information we will be able to file the company’s return online and
following this we will send you and invoice with payment options.
If you have any questions with
regard the above please do not hesitate in contacting me Kim Lynn on
02392388003.
Please note that even though we
are dealing with this on your behalf it is possible that you will still receive
a reminder from Companies House as they will send these out regardless. The
reminder may appear to be phrased in a manner that suggests the annual return
has been filed late, this isn’t the case it is just a warning that your annual
return needs filing.