As the company director of a limited company, it’s your legal responsibility to submit an annual return of all your company’s operations. If you fail to submit your return to Companies House by the specified deadline, your entire company could fold and you could be prosecuted.
The official submission deadline will fall within 28 days of your company’s formation anniversary, so it’s essential to prioritise your return around this time to make sure you don’t fall behind and fail to submit. There’s also a compulsory charge from Companies House of £13 in which you need to pay in order to use their service for return submission.
As your annual returns are so crucial to the functioning of your company, it’s essential you know exactly what to include to avoid complications down the line. Here’s everything you must ensure is included before submitting:
- The official address your company is running from and what type of business it is
- The specific type of limited company
- The address where the list of company shareholders is kept and corresponding addresses of all company directors
- The amount and specific value of each share, and details of who owns them
- All details of any unsecured loan certificates issued by a company