As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with immediate effect, Companies House will now accept the filing of statutory insolvency documents via emailed PDF attachments. The Companies House forms are available on www.gov.uk/topic/company-registration-filing/forms.
These must be completed as normal and the PDF attached to the email. The emails should be sent to the following addresses:
For England and Wales:
For Northern Ireland:
Companies House requirements for filing in this manner are as follows:
- Please enter the company name and number in the email subject line. Any discrepancy between the company name and number in the email, and the name and number entered in the PDF attachment, may result in the document(s) being returned for clarification.
- Digital signatures may be used on the forms if preferred.
- Only attach a document or a package of documents for one company to each email. Emails containing documents for more than one company will be returned.
- Only use this service for filings required under the Insolvency Act 1986, or the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, with the exception of certain Companies Act filings that may be submitted as part of a package of documents; for example, a form AD01 notifying of a change of registered office address. Companies Act filings sent by this method that are not part of a package of insolvency documents will be returned.
- Any documents that need to be rejected will be returned to the email address from which they were sent.
If you have already sent documents to Companies House, these are currently being dealt with and there is no requirement to resubmit via email.
This is a temporary solution to respond to the current crisis and Companies House is in the process of developing a system that will allow documents to be directly uploaded. We will notify you as soon as this is available.
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