Companies House filing fees increase

Posted on 24th February 2024 by Streets -  Corporate Governance & Regulation


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Companies House has announced that some of their fees will be changing from 1 May 2024. The last change in fees was April 2016. 

The fees have been calculated on a ‘cost recovery’ basis meaning that the fees are calculated based on what it costs to provide the services in question. Companies House state that they do not make a profit on their fees. 

As The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency (ECCT) Bill has moved through Parliament, concerns had been raised on the current fee structure. Companies House say that these changes to the fees charged will ensure adequate funding going forward to recover costs incurred as well as to help fund the cost of the new powers introduced as part of the ECCT Bill. 

Prices shown below are some of the main changes from 1 May 2024: 

Transaction New fee Current fee
Incorporation Digital £50 £12
Incorporation (same day) Software £78 £30
Incorporation Software £50 £10
Incorporation Paper £71 £40
Confirmation statement Digital £34 £13
Confirmation statement Paper £62 £40
Change of name Paper £30 £10
Change of name (same day) Digital £83 £30
Change of name Digital £20 £8
Registration of a charge Paper £24 £23
Registration of a charge Digital £15 £15
Voluntary strike off Paper £44 £10
Voluntary strike off Digital £33 £8
Registration of an overseas entity Digital £234 £100

The full list of changes can be found here:
https://changestoukcompanylaw.campaign.gov.uk/changes-to-companies-house-fees/


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