This could be a reference to our major political parties but I am afraid it is much more prosaic! As from yesterday, the company annual return is, like tax discs, a thing of the past; replaced by the confirmation statement.
This is another shift towards online filing of company information as the fee for filing online is just over a quarter of the fee for filing a paper copy
Also referred to is the 'persons of significant control' (PSC) register - another new requirement and one which it is a criminal offence not to comply with - so if you are getting close to your filing deadline, do consider the additional time you may need to get your PSC register in order
To complete the confirmation statement you need to: check the information we hold on your registered office, directors and location of registers – if there’s been any changes, you’ll need to complete a separate form before filing your confirmation statement check and if necessary update your shareholder information, statement of capital and your standard industry classification (SIC code) check and confirm your record is up to date pay the £13 fee to file online or £40 by paper You can update your record as many times as you need to, but you’ll only be charged once a year. For most companies, this’ll also be the first time you’re notifying us of your people with significant control (PSC). New companies will provide this information on their incorporation documents.