Running a company or partnership

Please note: Companies House guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website. We provide links to the key information below.


Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers
Changes to some Companies House services as a result of the impact of coronavirus

Filing for your company

File your confirmation statement (annual return) or accounts with Companies House
How to file company information - including directors, registered office and shareholders in your AR01 annual return - or file your annual accounts

Changes to your company

Tell Companies House about changes to your limited company
File changes to your company information including directors, shareholders and registered office address, and where your company records are kept

Make changes to your private limited company
Making changes to your company - passing resolutions, changing addresses and where your records are kept, your company name and type, directors' and secretaries' details, share structure, constitution

Contact Companies House
Contact Companies House to register your limited company, file returns and accounts

Company director disqualification
When you can be disqualified from being a director of a company - how the process works, investigations, what happens if you're banned

Companies House forms

Companies House forms for limited companies
The postal forms that a limited company can file with Companies House

Companies House forms for limited liability partnerships
Postal forms that a limited liability partnership (LLP) can file with Companies House

Guidance for running a limited company

Running a limited company
Running a limited company - including directors' responsibilities, company annual returns, reporting company changes and how to take money out of a limited company

Life of a company: annual requirements
Rules and requirements on submitting annual returns and annual accounts for companies registered in the UK

Life of a company: event driven filings
Information about changes that UK companies need to file with Companies House and the rules and requirements on submitting them

Standard industrial classification of economic activities (SIC)
A condensed list of SIC codes for providing Companies House with a description of your company's nature of business

Late filing penalties

Late filing penalties
How a late filing penalty (LFP) will be imposed if your company accounts are not filed on time and how to appeal against an LFP

Late filing penalties: limited liability partnerships
How a late filing penalty (LFP) will be imposed against a limited liability partnership (LLP) if its accounts are not filed on time


Set up and run a limited partnership
How to set up a limited partnership - choose a name, appoint general and limited partners, register with Companies House, changes you must report

Set up and run a limited liability partnership (LLP)
Set up and run a limited liability partnership (LLP) - choose a registered name and address, register with Companies House, members' and designated members' responsibilities, changes you must report

Life of a limited liability partnership
Information a limited liability partnership must submit to Companies House to remain on the public register once it has been incorporated

Limited partnership act
What you need to do to register a limited partnership