Lauren Sever – Corporate, Commercial and Employment Solicitor – discusses filing accounts at Companies House.

Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, measures were introduced to allow companies an additional three months to file their statutory accounts at Companies House.

The temporary extension which granted companies the automatic right to file their statutory accounts at Companies House three months later than they would otherwise have been due, has now ceased and the usual deadline for filing the company’s statutory accounts has been reinstated. The specific deadline for each company is dependent upon the type of company and for the avoidance of any doubt can be found by searching the Companies House register.

This extension previously affected companies who were due to file their statutory accounts between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021.

Companies can still apply for an extension to file their statutory accounts, however this is no longer an automatic right and failure to comply with the deadline could result in a potential penalty being imposed.

In light of the above, be sure to check when your company’s statutory accounts are due and file your statutory accounts in advance of the deadline to avoid incurring a penalty.

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