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Companies House Reveals UK’s Top 10 Areas for Late Filing


Companies House has revealed the top 10 areas in the UK where companies are late filing their accounts.

Companies that fail to file accounts with Companies House on time will receive a late filing penalty. A total of 223,640 penalties were handed out in 2018.

To help companies avoid a penalty, Companies House recently launched a new campaign. It highlights the range of quick, simple and secure digital services available to companies so they can file accounts online and on time.

*Top 10 areas in the UK for late accounts

Area Late filing penalties
London 56180
Birmingham 6363
Manchester 5177
Harrow 3935
Belfast 3844
Brighton 3237
Glasgow 3192
Reading 3161
Guildford 2850
Bristol 2747
Other 132954
Total 223640

 Senior Enforcement Manager at Companies House Nick Parker said:

“It is interesting to see how these results vary across the country, but they should serve as a reminder to all companies and directors of their responsibility to file accounts with Companies House.

“Most companies file accounts electronically as it’s easier and faster, and our digital services have in-built checks to ensure that all the relevant information is provided before a customer can submit.

“It also provides filers with automatic e-mail confirmation that accounts have been received and once they have been accepted for filing.”