Annual Returns

What is an Annual Return?

An annual return is a snapshot of general information about a company’s directors, secretary (where one has been appointed), registered office address, shareholders and share capital.


  • Every company is required to send an annual return to Companies House. This typically includes details of directors, registered office address, shares and shareholders.
  • The company’s director(s) and the secretary (where applicable), are responsible for ensuring that they deliver the annual return to Companies House within 28 days after the anniversary of incorporation of a company or of the anniversary of the made-up date of the last annual return.
  • It costs £13 to file your annual return online, and you can pay by debit/credit card or PayPal, and you need a Companies House password and authentication code.
  • If you don’t file your annual return on time, Companies House can dissolve your company and prosecute you.

What we can provide

To save you the time and stress, so you can focus on what you do best (i.e. working for your business), we can file annual returns on your behalf.

Remember: It is a criminal offence not to deliver the company’s annual return within 28 days of the made-up date, for which Companies House may prosecute the company and its officers.

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