3 August 2015    |    Companies House

What is an Annual Return?

An annual return is a snapshot of certain company information at the made-up date. It is a separate document from a company’s annual accounts. An annual return must contain the following information:

If the company has share capital, the annual return must also contain an indication whether the company was a Traded company, or if the return is made up to 1/10/2011 or later “if the company’s shares have been admitted to trading on a relevant market” at any time during the return period; a statement of capital; and details of the shareholders.


The information provided is for general information purposes only.

Legislation and details may have changed since this was written.  The text may not include all matters that are relevant to your individual situation.

You should not make decisions, or refrain from making decisions, without taking further professional advice about your specific circumstances.

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