The confirmation statement has replaced the annual return to Companies House, and your company secretary should file this as a matter of routine for your company.
The confirmation statement is intended to serve roughly the same purpose as the annual return: for companies to provide up-to-date information for inclusion on the public register at Companies House. This means that once a year you can review your company details and let HMRC know if there have been any changes, including updating shareholders’ info, changing your company’s SIC code or amending the statement of capital. In your first confirmation statement you’ll also need to include the information held in your ‘people with significant control’ (PSC) register.
Your company secretary should complete your confirmation statement on your behalf and pay the fee each year. As a Competex client, we will do this for you as long as your registered office continues to be located at our office in Reigate. If after 12 months your company has been dormant since incorporation, and you wish to keep the company in existence, we will charge a fee for preparing the statutory accounts which will include the filing of your confirmation statement.