Companies House has announced that it will now automatically extend the deadlines for certain key statutory filing events, such as the filing of company accounts. This is a temporary measure on account of the Coronavirus outbreak.

A three-month filing extension was announced from 25 March 2020 which had to be claimed in advance. This has now been modified and from 27 June 2020, late filing deadlines are automatically extended until 5 April 2021. Details of your new filing deadline will now show on the Companies House website.

In January 2021 Companies House Temporarily paused the voluntary and compulsory strike-off processes for one month from 21 January until 21 February 2021.

Accounts filing obligation  Normal deadline COVID deadline
(following date of the end of your accounting period)
PLC accounts 6 months 9 months
Private company & LLP accounts 9 months 12 months
Overseas companies who are required to prepare and disclose accounts under parent law 3 months 6 months
Societas Europaeas (SEs) 6 months 9 months


Further filing deadlines are also extended for:

Other points

Further information


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