Filing deadlines at Companies House – COVID-19 Update

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent on 25 June and is now an Act.  The measures introduced by this law will affect filings at Companies House to relieve the burden on businesses during COVID 19.

The affected filings include the follow:

  • Accounts
  • Confirmation statement
  • Event-driven filings (changes to your company)
  • Mortgage charges

From 27 June 2020, more companies will get an extension to their accounts filing deadline.  If your company’s filing deadline falls any time from 27 June 2020 to 5 April 2021 (including these dates) an extension will be automatically applied.

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

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.

Event-driven filings
There will be 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.

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.


If you’re unsure about your filing deadlines are you can can get in touch with our team by calling us on 01243 782 423 and we will be happy to help!