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Companies House you should be ashamed says CheapAccounting


Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty's Government.

It falls under the remit of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and is also a member of the Public Data Group.

All forms of companies (as permitted by the United Kingdom Companies Act) are incorporated and registered with Companies House and file specific details as required by the current Companies Act 2006.

All registered limited companies, including subsidiary, small and inactive companies, must file annual financial statements in addition to annual company returns, which are all public records.

Only some registered unlimited companies (meeting certain conditions) are exempt from this requirement.

A client of ours has just had a set of account rejected by Companies House in Scotland claiming they are a duplicate.

The accounts filed had the words ...

Amended Abbreviated Accounts

But oh no that’s not good enough – Companies House Edinburgh want the word ..




I just phoned Companies House who agreed this was stupid but as they have sent the accounts back we have to re-file them despite the fact that this is a waste of our time, the client’s money and worse still tax payer’s money for the gross incompetence of Companies House to reject accounts which clearly should have been accepted.

Apparently if I want to do something about it I’ll need to write a letter – I expect that would be rejected as well!

And Mr Cameron keeps promising that he’ll cut the red tape for small businesses – what a lot of twaddle!

This type of thing makes me so mad – it’s just civil service jobs worth with nothing better to do with their time!

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