Delivery Of Insolvency Forms By Email To Companies House

Posted on Apr 14, 2020. by NTI

Companies House have announced today, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, that they will accept the filing of statutory insolvency documents by email, with immediate effect. The forms are available HERE and must be submitted in PDF format attached to an email.

Once attached to an email the PDF and email should be sent to the following addresses:

For England and Wales:

For Northern Ireland:

For Scotland:

Companies House requirements for filing in this manner are as follows:

> Enter the company name and number in the email subject line.

> Any discrepancy between the company name and number in the email, and the name and number entered in the PDF attachment, may result in the document(s) being returned for clarification.

> Digital signatures may be used on the forms if preferred.

> Only attach a document or a package of documents for one company to each email. Emails containing documents for more than one company will be returned.

> Only use this service for filings required under the Insolvency Act 1986, or the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, with the exception of certain Companies Act filings that may be submitted as part of a package of documents; for example, a form AD01 notifying of a change of registered office address. Companies Act filings sent by this method that are not part of a package of insolvency documents will be returned.

> Any documents that need to be rejected will be returned to the email address from which they were sent.

> If you have already sent documents to Companies House, these are currently being dealt with and there is no requirement to resubmit via email.

This is a temporary solution to respond to the current crisis and Companies House is in the process of developing a system that will allow documents to be directly uploaded. They will notify you as soon as this is available (as will we).


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