Companies House – upcoming essential maintenance

Compamies House website will be under going essential maintenance and will affect their online services on Saturday 10 July. Their WebCHeck service will be unavailable from 8am to 12pm, and their CHD service will be unavailable from 12pm to 4pm. There may be some disruption to their Webfiling and XML Gateway (software filing and search) Read more about Companies House – upcoming essential maintenance[…]

Changes to Companies House protected online filing (PROOF) service will enhance security of company filings

Improvements to Companies House’s online services came into effect yesterday (2 June 2021) this will help prevent unauthorised company name changes. PROOF is a free service which lets you protect your company from unauthorised or fraudulent changes to your records. It prevents the filing of certain paper forms, such as changes to your company’s registered Read more about Changes to Companies House protected online filing (PROOF) service will enhance security of company filings[…]

Companies House to resume compulsory strike off process

Temporary easement measures taken in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) have been kept under monthly review, by Companies House, but from today (10 October) the measure to suspend compulsory strike off action will be lifted. This means they will resume the process to remove a company from the register if there’s reasonable cause to believe it’s Read more about Companies House to resume compulsory strike off process[…]

Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

From today (25 March 2020), businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. This joint initiative between the government and Companies House will mean businesses can prioritise managing the impact of Coronavirus. There are approximately 4.3 million businesses on the Companies House register, and all companies must submit their Read more about Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19[…]

Top Excuses for Late Accounts Filing

Companies House recently published unusual excuses people gave for filing company accounts late. Check out the top 8 below: Goats ate my accounts I found my wife in the bath with my accountant Pirates stole my accounts  We delivered the accounts to the betting office next door to companies house A Volcano erupted and prevented Read more about Top Excuses for Late Accounts Filing[…]