Emergency Filings / Strike offs / Late Filings / Alpha Searches

This is not all relevant to developers, but is being forwarded for information.

• Emergency Filing Service

We’re urgently working on an online service to upload and send documents to Companies House securely and make a payment where necessary. This service will only be available for a selection of paper documents that do not already have an online option. Customers should continue to use our existing online services. See the full list of documents you can send to us online.

You can now use our emergency filing service to upload and submit your completed registrar’s powers forms. Users will upload their documents and send to us using the service, then we’ll examine and process the documents as usual. The first release will only be for a selection of registrar’s powers forms… Later releases of the service will allow more form types to be uploaded, authentication and possibly a payment service. We will inform you as and when these services become live.

• Temporary Changes to Strike Offs and LFP Policies

Companies House has introduced temporary measures to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The changes primarily affect the strike-off and late filing penalties processes. The measures will be reviewed monthly and were implemented at the beginning of April 2020. For your information, here are some links to the website to announce the temporary changes to our strike off and LFP policies.

Our main coronavirus guidance page: Companies House: guidance for limited companies, partnerships and other company types - GOV.UK

• Alphabetical Search on CHS

This functionality is now live on CHS and can be found at the following link -Alphabetical company search - Find and update company information - GOV.UK

We will continue to update you with any further developments as they are released.