How can i pay companies house penalties? 


You can pay companies house your penalty by cheque, bank transfer (known as BACS) or by credit/debit card.

Paying by Cheque

You should make it payable to Companies House, with your company name and number on the reverse of the cheque. This should be returned to us with the remittance slip.  Please send it to Companies House, PO Box 710, Crown Way, Cardiff CF14 3UZ.

Credit/Debit Card

You can pay using your credit/debit card by telephoning the Contact Centre on 0303 1234500.

Paying by BACS (Bank Transfer)

When paying by BACS please ensure:
1) The company number is clearly stated on the BACS transfer
2) If paying for multiple companies please ensure that a remittance advice is faxed to 029 2038 0335 on the SAME DAY as the payment is sent stating which of our invoices the payment refers to.

Bank:    National Westminster Bank
Branch:    Roath, Cardiff
Sorting Code:    52-21-07
Bank Address:    PO Box 458, 207 Richmond Road, Cardiff CF24 3UX
Bank Account Name:    Late filing Penalties Receipts Account
Bank Account Number:    41005309
IBAN:    GB34NWBK 52210741005309


Penalties for late filing

You’ll have to pay penalties if you don’t file your accounts with Companies House by the deadline.

Time after the deadline Penalty (for private limited companies)
Up to 1 month £150
1 to 3 months £375
3 to 6 months £750
More than 6 months £1,500

Penalties for public limited companies are different. The penalty is doubled if your accounts are late 2 years in a row.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. To get in touch with companies house,  you can email them at or call their customer services team on +44(0)303 1234 500

Alternatively please visit their website at