Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures
Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures

The following Corporate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures
  • Extension to accounts filing deadlines
  • Extension of other filing deadlines
  • Paper filing at Companies House
  • Same-day filing services
  • Stamp duty payments
  • Suspension of striking-off procedure
  • Companies House contact details
  • Closure of Companies House offices
  • Applications to remove a home address from the public register
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures

This Practice Note summarises the key ways in which company filing and other administrative procedures have temporarily changed due to the coronavirus crisis.

On 26 March 2021 Companies House announced that the automatic filing extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA) 2020 for filing deadlines between 27 June 2020 and 5 April 2021, to relieve the burden on companies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, would come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021. For confirmation statement filings, accounts filings and event-driven filings after 5 April 2021, there would be no further automatic extensions and any deadlines that fall after this date would go back to normal. For mortgage charges, while those with an interest in the charge created up to and including 4 April 2021 would continue to receive an automatic extension of ten additional days to file the particulars of a charge, those with an interest in the charge created after 4 April 2021 would need to file within 21 days as normal.

Companies that are eligible and cite coronavirus issues in their application can still apply for a three-month extension for accounts filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021. However, given that the law only allows a maximum filing period of 12 months, companies that have already had

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