In light of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the government introduced the Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020, which extended the timeline for a number of key filing deadlines for Companies House.
From 27 June 2020, this provided automatic time extensions for a range of different filings including statutory accounts, confirmation statements, so-called “event-driven” filings and mortgage charges.
A full list of filings can be found on the government’s website here.
On 5 April 2021, these automatic time extensions granted for confirmation statement filings, account filings and event-driven filings came to an end. As a result, companies should be aware from 6 April onwards they will need to file documents by their usual deadlines.
However, eligible companies adversely affected by the pandemic may still be able to benefit from a 3 month accounts filing extension even after 5 April. However, it should be noted that if the company has already had their accounts deadline extended it may not be eligible, as the law only allows a maximum filing period of 12 months.
Further detail on applying for more time to file your company’s account can be found here