COVID-19: 3 month extension to file accounts with Companies House

Companies House is asking businesses to use its online services where possible, due to delays in processing paper forms.

If you think Covid-19 will cause a delay in filing your company accounts on time you are able to apply for a three-month extension but you must apply before the filing deadline. More information on applying to extend your accounts filing deadline. The form takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Late filing penalties will be applied automatically if you do not apply for an extension and you file your accounts late. You may appeal a late filing penalty and these appeal forms should be sent via email.

Advice on appealing late filing penalties.

Companies House will continue to update all its latest information and support via its website.