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Changes to Companies House Fees

23 May 2024

There have been a number of significant changes in Companies House fees. These changes took effect on 1 May 2024. The last significant change in fees occurred in April 2016.

There have been a number of significant changes in Companies House fees. These changes took effect on 1 May 2024. The last significant change in fees occurred in April 2016.

The new 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.

Guidance entitled Companies House fees has been updated to reflect all the changes. They have said that the new fees will help ensure adequate funding going forward to recover costs incurred as well as to help fund the cost of new powers introduced as part of The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency (ECCT) Bill.

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

TransactionNew feeOld fee
Incorporation Digital£50£12
Incorporation (same day) Software£78£30
Software Incorporation£50£10
Incorporation Paper£71£40
Confirmation statement Digital£34£13
Confirmation statement Paper£62£40
Change of name Paper£30£10
Altering 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 in the guidance mentioned above at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/companies-house-fees/companies-house-fees

Source: Companies House Tue, 21 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100

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