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Companies House to offer businesses 3 month extension

  • 26/03/2020
  • Jane Bray

A statement has been released from Companies House this week, stating that companies now have a 3-month extension to file their accounts. See notice below for full information:


As you are aware, we are continually monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and guidelines issued by Public Health England. We have plans in place to protect the welfare of our employees, but also to maintain essential services for all our customers. As a result, we wanted to inform you of two important updates as follows:

3 Month Extension

COVID-19 has caused disruption and uncertain times for businesses and we have been working with BEIS and other government departments, to develop measures that will help ease the burden on businesses. As of today, businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension on filing their accounts. All companies who apply for an extension as a result of COVID-19 will automatically be granted the extension without needing to provide evidence. Further information can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/companies-to-receive-3-month-extension-period-to-file-accounts-during-covid-19

Temporary Closure of Companies House Contact Centre

Again, in light of recent Government advice, the decision has been made to temporarily close our Contact Centre to protect the welfare of our employees until further notice. From today, any queries should be directed to your Customer Care Manager or to enquiries@companieshouse.gov.uk. When the situation changes, we will update you accordingly.