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Companies: Registration

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 127234, tabled on 7 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what checks are undertaken on the confirmation statements presented by companies for filing at Companies House in order to meet the requirements of the Companies Acts 2006 and associated legislation and regulations.

Answered on

22 February 2018

Companies may file confirmation statements electronically or on paper, with 99% choosing to do so online. For confirmation statements received electronically, the online filing system contains validation checks to ensure that the document is acceptable for filing. These checks ensure it contains the correct company name and number, it has the correct the information required, the confirmation statement date is included and that it is authenticated by the company.

For confirmation statements received on paper, Companies House staff carry out a series of similar checks. Instead of checking whether a filing has been authenticated, they check that the document has been signed and the correct fee has been received.