Companies House deadline extensions
02 July 2020
Since 25 March 2020, companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been able to apply for a three-month extension for filing their annual accounts. Various Companies House filing deadlines have now been formally extended by SI 2020/645, which came into force on 27 June 2020, with effect until 5 April 2021.
The extensions apply to companies, unregistered companies, overseas companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, eligible Scottish partnerships, Societas Europaeas and European Economic Interest Groupings.
The main changes are:
- Accounts filing deadlines: extended from 9 months to 12 months (private companies and limited liability partnerships), and from 6 months to 9 months (public companies)
- Deadline for annual confirmation statement after the end of a company’s year-long confirmation period: extended from 14 days to 42 days
- Deadline for notifying a change of director or person of significant control: extended from 14 days to 42 days
- Deadline for registering a charge against a company's assets: extended from 21 days to 31 days.
The changes are explained in more detail in Companies House guidance.
Please contact Mike Hutchinson for further information, or for assistance.
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