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Coronavirus Update: UK Businesses to receive three-month extension period for filing accounts


UK Businesses will have longer to prepare their accounts and report their results following a joint initiative by the UK Government and Companies House.

Companies House, which registers limited companies and provides company information to the public, requires businesses to submit their accounts and reports each year and any that do so late are usually issued with an automatic penalty.

As part of the agreed measures, companies will still have to apply for the 3-month extension and those citing coronavirus will automatically and immediately be granted an extension.

This joint initiative between the UK Government and Companies House will mean businesses can prioritise managing the impact of the Coronavirus.

Applications can be made through an online system which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

For more information please read the full press release.

If you need any specialist advice from our team of legal experts about the impact of coronavirus on your business, please email or call us on 02920 224433. 

Please contact Senior Partner, Mark Loosemore, or Partner, Siôn Tudur to find out more.

For more information about the coronavirus visit Public Health Wales.

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