COVID-19 Update – 7 July – Filing Deadlines - Wright Vigar
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New regulations have come into force which extend the filing deadlines at Companies House

Affected filings include:

  • accounts
  • confirmation statement
  • event-driven filings (changes to your company)
  • mortgage charges

Details can be found here, but we have summarised the key points below:

1.Extension of deadlines for filing accounts from 27 June 2020

From 27 June 2020, more companies will get an extension to their accounts filing deadline. We’ll extend your company’s filing deadline if it falls any time from 27 June 2020 to 5 April 2021 (including these dates).

For a company that has not had an extension or shortened their accounting reference period

  • Public limited companies (PLCs)* – Filing deadline extended from 6 to 9 months
  • Private company – Filing deadline extended from 9 to 12 months
  • LLP – Filing deadline extended from 9 to 12 months
  • Overseas companies who are required to prepare and disclose accounts under parent law – Filing deadline extended from 3 to 6 months
  • Societas Europaeas (SEs)* – Filing deadline extended from 6 to 9 months

*For PLCs and SEs whose original accounts filing deadline fell on or after 30 June 2020 before it was extended by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, this extension will apply and supersede the extension under the Act.

This is a temporary measure. We will not automatically extend any filing deadlines that fall on 6 April 2021 or later.

You must apply for an extension if your company’s filing deadline falls on 6 April 2021 or later and you need more time to file your accounts.

2. Confirmation statement

Companies and other types of business registered at Companies House will get more time to file their confirmation statement.

The current 14-day deadline (from the end of your review period) will be extended to 42 days. It will apply to:

  • companies
  • LLPs
  • Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs)
  • Scottish qualifying partnerships (SQPs)
  • SEs

It’s an automatic extension – you do not need to apply for more time.

The extension applies to the time allowed to file your confirmation statement at the end of your review period (the period that your confirmation statement covers). It does not alter the review period, so you should not amend the confirmation date on your confirmation statement.

3.Event-driven filings

You’ll get more time to file details of certain company events. In particular, this includes any changes you’re required to file to update your company’s record before you file your confirmation statement.

The period allowed to deliver details of the event will increase to 42 days.

Details of which filing deadlines  are extended are on the link above

4. Mortgage charges

The period allowed to deliver the particulars of a charge to Companies House will increase by 10 days. Currently, a person with an interest in the charge has 21 days to deliver their documentation to Companies House.

For charges created on or after 6 June 2020, the period to deliver the particulars of a charge will automatically increase to 31 days. This 31 day-period will start the day after the date the charge was created.

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