Companies House


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Please be aware that it is a criminal offence under the Companies Act 2006 to knowingly deliver false information or make false statements to the Registrar of Companies.

How to submit your company information to Companies House:

WebFiling WebFiling is the safe and reliable way to file your information online

As well as saving you money on your Annual Return (£13 instead of £40 on paper), other information can be easily filed including your annual accounts, changes to your registered office address and director/secretary information.

To use our WebFiling service, just register a password and your email address online. A company authentication code will then be posted to your registered office. The authentication code is unique and is used in place of a signature. Access WebFiling now or watch the demo videos to see how easy it is.

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Software Filing Our Software Filing service enables the electronic submission of statutory documents via XML

Documents are automatically validated for compliance with the Companies Act before notice of acceptance or rejection is issued. The service is open to all document presenters, but will be of most benefit to those filing documents on a daily or weekly basis. The more documents you file with Companies House the more appropriate your use of Software Filing is likely to be, and the greater the potential efficiency gains from use of the service. For infrequent users our WebFiling service may be more appropriate.

To register for Software Filing, please complete the Online Filing Services Credit Account Application (PDF 762KB) On receipt, we will create an account, allocate a credit limit and despatch a start up pack with all the information you need to get filing.

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Documents Delivered by Post All our offices are able to take delivery of documents by post

If you are sending documents by post, courier or Britdoc (DX) and would like a receipt, Companies House will provide an acknowledgement if you enclose a copy of your covering letter with a pre-paid addressed return envelope. We will barcode your copy letter with the date of receipt and return it to you in the envelope provided.

Please note: an acknowledgement of receipt does not mean that a document has been accepted for registration at Companies House.

The availability for receiving postal deliveries outside of office hours differs between our offices. Please check availability before posting documents.

Addresses of Companies House Information Centres
Companies House Information Centres We maintain Information Centres in Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Belfast

The Information Centres provide access to our online products and services as well as allowing you to file your documents, incorporate new companies (on the same day if you need to!) and obtain general information and guidance on our services.

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Companies House Contact Centre First point of contact for telephone and email enquiries

Our Contact Centre staff are able to deal with most general queries on matters relating to Companies House and the services we provide. They will normally give you an immediate solution to your query but if they cannot they will transfer you to someone who can.

Our Contact Centre can also take orders for company documents, which are then despatched by post, fax or email. Payment can be made by cheque if you order by post; or you may order by telephone if you are paying by credit card or have an account. Copies of individual documents can be supplied by fax or email for people who are paying by credit card or who have an account.

You can call on our Contact Centre on +44 (0)303 1234 500 or by email on

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