Most documents sent to Companies House will appear on the public register and be available for viewing by anyone who chooses to retrieve it.
The process by which forms, statutory accounts and other items delivered are made available is by scanning the original document and placing the copy on the database.
Quality of Documents
Companies House have guidelines as to the quality of items sent, namely, that they must be of such quality that both the original and scanned versions should be clear and legible.
Any documents not meeting these criteria will be returned with a request that the quality standard of the items be improved.
In situations where the unacceptable items are a company’s statutory accounts, these will not be deemed to have been successfully submitted until those of the required standard have been received by Companies House.
Late filing fees would be charged in circumstances where the requirement to resubmit means that the company fails to meet the time limit for the delivery of its accounts.
Identity of Submissions
All documents sent to the Registrar should clearly bear the company number in a place where it can be easily seen and identified as such.
Black ink should be used for written Companies House forms whilst any printed documents should use black type and be produced on a laser or ink jet printer of reasonable quality to ensure the relevant details can be quickly identified.