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Companies House to allow coronavirus-related filing extensions

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Businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply to Companies House to request an extension to file their accounts, reports and confirmation statements.

The maximum extension is three months, but stringent conditions apply, the most important being that any appeal must be lodged before a company’s filing deadline.

Updated government advice states that all appeals are treated on a case-by-case basis, and the COVID-19 appeals process will follow the existing criteria based on those for unforeseen poor health.

We will be providing daily updates on our website, please read our latest news here. 

If you require further advice, please contact us. You may also wish to read our article ‘Dealing with distress: Top 10 tips for dealing with COVID-19 financial distress’ which offers practical guidance on the actions you can take to increase the resilience of your business at this challenging time.

We will be providing daily updates on our website, please read our latest news here. 

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