On 11 March 2020, Companies House provided guidance on what to do if a company is unable to file its accounts on time. The advice is to act before the filing deadline.
However, if the company is unable to file on time because it has been affected by the COVID-19, it may make an application to extend the period allowed for filing. If an application for an extension has not been made and the company’s accounts are filed late, an automatic penalty will be applied.
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