Whitley Stimpson advises businesses to keep to normal filing deadlines if possible

Jul 3, 2020

Temporary changes to Companies House filing deadlines have been introduced but it’s more important than ever to have an accurate, up to date picture of where you are as a business, in these difficult financial times.

On 27 June new regulations providing extensions to Accounts and Confirmation Statement filing deadlines for businesses were signed into law. A summary of the main changes can be found below.


If your usual filing deadline falls between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021, it will automatically be extended by three months. The extension granted by the regulations will apply to your original filing deadline if your company has already had an extension. You will be eligible for a legislative extension if your filing deadline falls on or before 5 April 2021 and you’ve extended your company’s accounting reference period.

Confirmation Statements

The deadline to file your Confirmation Statement will be extended from 14 days to 42 days. The review date will remain the same.

Owen Kyffin, tax advisor at Whitley Stimpson advises,

“If you are able, we strongly recommend that you prepare your accounts as normal, despite the extension to filing deadlines, since it is more important than ever to have an accurate, up to date picture of where you are in these difficult financial times.”

For further guidance please refer to the government website below or contact Owen Kyffin on 01295 270200 or email: Owenk@whitleystimpson.co.uk

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