Companies House new Webfiling
WebFiling is an online service that Companies House provides for the submission of official paperwork. Companies House introduced a new WebFiling account from September 2022.It is quicker and easier system. The new WebFiling account will have improved security features. It will give more freedom to self-manage accountants.
The new benefits include multifactor authentication. The ability to link companies to personal WebFiling accounts to give more control over filings. The ability to digitally authorise people to file on behalf of customers on WebFiling, and to remove authorisation. It is ease in seeing who’s digitally authorised to file for a company. An option to sign up to emails to help with the running of a company.
When sign in to Companies House Webfiling after the new account has been introduced. Customers will need to give us some additional details to enable multifactor authentication on an existing account. Customers will not need to sign up for a new account, and they’ll be able to use their existing email address and password.
If customers do not have a WebFiling account. They do not need to do anything at this time. If they sign up for a WebFiling account in the future, they’ll have access to these benefits.
Benefits of Companies House webfiling login
The benefits of the new Companies House WebFiling login account include:
- multi-factor authentication
- the ability to link your companies WebFiling account to give you more control over your filings
- the ability to digitally authorise people to file on your behalf on WebFiling, and to remove authorisation
- easily seeing who’s digitally authorised to file for your company
- an option to sign up to emails to help you with the running of your company
Who can’t use webfiling?
- A Companies who hold 1,000 or more individual or joint shareholders
- A company with paid or unpaid capital in a different currency from the class of share.
- A Companies required to submit lists or subsidiary and associated undertaking.
- A company which needs to make more than 255 changes to its listing.
Which forms can be submitted online?
- Changes to directors and secretaries.
- Allotment of shares.
- Change of company name;
- Certain forms of accounts (audit exempt, micro-entities);
- Changes to the registered office;
- Confirmation statement (previously called the annual return.
What you need to do?
When you log in to WebFiling after the new account has been introduced, you’ll need to give Webfiling Companies House some additional details to enable multi-factor authentication on your existing account. You will not need to sign up for a new account, and you’ll be able to use your existing email address and password.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to access all the benefits of your WebFiling account.
If you do not have a WebFiling account, you do not need to do anything at this time. If you sign up for a WebFiling account in the future, you’ll have access to these benefits.
What is your company number?
Companies House Webfiling service can be used by company numbers that contain all digits or have the following prefixes:
NI, RO and SC for limited companies and OC, SO and NC for limited liability partnerships. Please see our guidance on NILLP prefix.
Charge documents can also be filed using WebFiling. company’s authentication code is required if these documents are not for your own company.
Community Interest Companies (CIC) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) cannot file annual accounts using the WebFiling service.
All forms can be completed in English or Welsh (converted to English upon submission); apart from the account templates which are only available in English.
Bilingual Welsh version of forms can also be submitted for companies with a registered office address in Wales (apart from account templates).
Welsh form types are NOT available to Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) on the WebFiling service.