What is an annual return?


Hi, can you please help me out here? I am new at this whole company thing. What is an annual return? I know it’s important, and that I’ve got to do it. That’s about it...



An annual return is a report that companies and limited liability partnerships must complete each year for Companies House. The document confirms a number of key registered details about your company to ensure the correct information is recorded on public record. The information you will have to provide is:

  • Full company name
  • Registered office address
  • SAIL address (if applicable)
  • Company type
  • Details of all directors
  • Details of the company secretary (if applicable)
  • Details of all members (shareholders or guarantors)
  • Share capital (if applicable)
  • What your company does, including relevant Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes.

You must file an annual return at least once every 12 months. This can be done online and it costs £13. Guidance is available here.

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