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