What is Confirmation Statement?
Confirmation Statement is a record of key company information at the company's legal return date which you must provide by a designated date each year
Annual returns are sent to Companies House where they are filed and made publicly available, so that anyone can verify the details and legitimacy of any UK company
Every company must deliver an annual return to Companies House at least once every 12 months. It has 30 days from the date to which the return is made up to do this
Confirmation Statement Deadlines and Penalties
Company directors - and the company secretary, if one is appointed - are responsible for filing their company's annual return within 30 days of the legal return date (the anniversary of the previous made-up date). If you do not deliver your company's annual return, the Registrar might assume that your company is no longer carrying on business and could take steps to strike it from the register
It is a criminal offence not to deliver the company's annual return within 30 days of the legal return date, for which company secretaries and directors may be prosecuted. Failing to file the annual return on time, or not at all, could result in prosecution. If you are convicted you could end up with a criminal record and a fine of up to £5,000. You may be disqualified from acting as a director