Pay a penalty for filing your company accounts late

Use this service if you’ve received a penalty notice from Companies House for filing your company’s annual accounts late.

You’ll need:

  • the company number
  • the reference number on the penalty notice
  • a Companies House account – you’ll be able to create one if you do not have one already
  • a credit or debit card

It takes around 5 minutes to pay.

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Appeal a penalty notice

If you do not agree with the penalty notice, you may be able to appeal the decision.

Other ways to pay

You can also pay by:

  • Bacs
  • cheque

You’ll need to know your company name and number, and the amount to be paid. You’ll find your company number on your penalty notice.

Pay by Bacs

You can pay using Bacs payment.

It usually takes up to 3 working days for your payment to reach Companies House. Check your bank’s transaction limits and processing times before making a payment.

You’ll need to use the Companies House sort code, account number and account name.

Sort codeAccount numberAccount name
60 70 8010031154CHSE LFP BACS Acct

If you’re paying from an overseas account

You can pay through a bank transfer from an overseas account.

You’ll need to use the Companies House swift code, account number and account name.

Account number (IBAN)Swift codeAccount name
GB34NWBK52210741005309NW BK GB 2LLate filing penalties receipts

Email the LFP finance team at Companies House to tell them you’ve paid. Include in your email the:

  • company number
  • company name
  • reference number on the penalty notice
  • amount paid
  • date paid

Pay by cheque

You can pay by cheque through the post. Make the cheque payable to ‘Companies House only’ and send it along with the slip on the penalty notice (‘remittance advice’) to Companies House.

Write the company name and number on the back of the cheque. You’ll find the company number on your penalty notice.

https://www.gov.uk/pay-a-penalty-for-filing-company-accounts-late