Using software to file your company’s information

On 1 April 2021 Companies House updated their “using software to file your company's information” guidance. 

The guidance explains that they can receive and process company accounts produced in Inline eXtensible Reporting Language (iXBRL) format.

Some of the benefits of using online software include:

  • No more covering letters
  • No postage costs
  • Faster, more secure delivery with immediate acknowledgement of receipt
  • Automatic confirmation of acceptance or rejection
  • Reduced risk of late filing penalties

You can only use their iXBRL service to file accounts that fall under the 2006 Companies Act.

Further details of this guidance can be accessed here.