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.
- 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.
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:
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 code||Account number||Account name|
|60 70 80||10031154||CHSE 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 code||Account name|
|GB34NWBK52210741005309||NW BK GB 2L||Late 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.