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About SFS

About SFSThese pages provide background information on Small Firms Services Limited. We hope that the content of these pages answer any questions you may have about our company. If you need to contact us do not hesitate to call one of the Service Team on 0800 328 7494. We are available during normal office hours to answer your questions and to explain more about who SFS are and how we can help your business.

You may also find our Information Centre of interest as it provides answers to some of the most popular questions we receive.

You can find information on our products and services by clicking on the services link on our menu.

What is the Annual Return (AR01)?

The annual return was replaced by the Confirmation Statement in July 2016 and is a statutory document that must be filed at Companies House every year. The Companies House reference for this document is the CS01.

The Confirmation Statement must be filed within 2 weeks of the anniversary of your company formation every year unless you have moved the filing date for this document. It is a ‘snap shot’ of your company structure at the time the document is filed. It shows the following information-
  • Registered office address
  • Location of registers
  • Company Officers including Persons of Significant Control (PSC)
  • Shareholders and Statement of share capital
  • Primary Business Activity (selected from a list)

All companies must file the Confirmation Statement whether trading or dormant.

You can complete this online with Companies House for a fee of £13 or file a paper version for £40.

If you need our assistance filing your Confirmation Statement please contact one of the customer service team. Our administration fee is £25+vat in addition to the Companies House fee of £13. We will require your company authentication code.