Clients have always been mystified when we contact them to file their Annual Return to Companies House. “But my accounts aren’t due for 6 months” they say!
The Annual Return was an Annual Filing that stated the standing data of the Company and was due annually on the anniversary of the incorporation date of the Company. It just contained up to date information on the Address of the Company, The Officers of the Company and so forth. Changes we made through this filing to items like SIC codes and to update the record of shareholders and the statement of Capital. Changes to addresses and Directors and the like have to be made through filing a relevant for
The Annual Return has now been replaced by a filing called a Confirmation Statement. Full details are here: https://companieshouse.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/27/changes-that-affect-you-confirmation-statement/
Clients wont notice much difference as we file these on their behalf anyway. One significant thing that has changed is that the deadline for filing is now 14 days instead of 28 days.