If COVID-19 has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts, you should act before your filing deadline.
All companies must send their accounts, reports and confirmation statements to Companies House every year. If a company’s accounts are filed late, the law imposes an automatic penalty.
If, immediately before the filing deadline, it becomes apparent that accounts will not be filed on time due to your company being affected by COVID-19, you may make an application to extend the period allowed for filing.
If this applies to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and arrange a filing extension.
If you fail to submit your accounts on time, you can appeal your penalty which is treated case-by-case. Companies House have confirmed they have policies in place to deal with appeals based upon COVID-19.