What is a Confirmation Statement and how do you submit one? Watch our video to find out.

All private limited companies and limited liability partnerships registered in the UK must submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months, even if the business is dormant.

The purpose of the confirmation statement is to verify that the data held in Companies House for your company is accurate and up to date. This data includes:

  • Registered office address
  • Officers
  • Registers
  • Standard Industrial Classifications
  • Share Capital
  • Shareholders
  • People with significant controls

When is my confirmation statement due?

You must file your confirmation statement at least once every twelve months. The due date falls on the anniversary of your company’s incorporation. You then have 14 days after this date to submit your confirmation statement to Companies House.

How do I submit my confirmation statement?

You can submit your Confirmation Statement in the following ways:

  • Either by post using paper form CS01 or LL CS01 for Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Or online via the HMRC website.

The postal form is the more expensive option costing £40 to file. The online form only costs £13 to file and because it already has your data pre-populated it is much quicker and simpler for you. Therefore we recommend the online option.

What happens if I don’t file my Confirmation Statement on time?

You will not incur a late filing penalty for an overdue Confirmation Statement. However, failure to file your Confirmation Statement is a criminal offence which can result in directors being fined personally. Companies House may also seek to completely strike off your company from the register.

Therefore it is extremely important that you do it!


I hope you found this useful. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.