Can a confirmation statement be amended?
Posted on 4th October 2021 at 16:09
All companies including dormant companies are legally bound to submit at least one confirmation statement to Companies House annually, irrespective of whether any information already furnished has changed or not.
The Directors of a company have a responsibility to submit confirmation statement under Section 853 A of the companies Act 2006, any failure to do so could lead to personal liability, fines, prosecution and even the company’s registration could be struck off. By submitting a confirmation statement, company officers confirm that the information held by Companies House about their company is accurate and up to date.
It is very important to maintain accuracy of the company information held by Companies House. Delay in updating information can affect the company’s credit standing; therefore, it is very important for the company officers to update any changes with the Companies House within 14 days.
If any inaccurate information has accidently been provided in the confirmation statement, it should be amended immediately, using a second filing form – wherein the correct confirmation statement is re-submitted along with a form RO04. The Companies Act 2006 only allows one Confirmation Statement to be filed for a confirmation period. Therefore, you cannot change the whole confirmation statement you have already filed with Companies House for the same period. However, you must apply to Companies House so the second filing can be submitted, which can be done the following in two ways: -
Online using the web Filing system that presently available merely for mistakes made about share capital or shareholders.
Sending amended confirmation statement directly to Companies House by post or by uploading pdf copies of the documents using the upload a document to Companies House Service.
If any information about the company has changed since the last confirmation statement was filed it will still be necessary to update Companies House with the latest details.
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