Companies House Christmas and New Year opening times

Companies House

December 10
12:08 2014

Christmas and New Year opening schedule 2015

Date Office affected
Thursday 24 December All offices open, but earlier closure at 4pm
Friday 25 December All offices closed
Monday 28 December All offices closed
Tuesday 29 December All offices open
Wednesday 30 December All offices open
Thursday 31 December All offices open
Friday 1 January 2016 All offices closed
Monday 4 January 2016 All offices open (apart from Edinburgh which will be closed)

Online services

Companies House online services are available during public holidays.

You can file your accounts and annual return online. Youll need an authentication code, so if you have to request a code allow plenty of time, as they are sent to the company by post.

Help desk availability

Date Help desk arrangements
Thursday 24 December Open but early closure at 4pm
Friday 25 December Closed
Monday 28 December Closed
Tuesday 29 December Open
Wednesday 30 December Open
Thursday 31 December Open but early closure at 5pm - contact centre open until 6pm
Friday 1 January 2016 Closed

Document delivery

Only the Cardiff office is manned to receive documents. Letterbox facilities exist in London and Edinburgh, but not in Belfast. Find out how to get to our offices.

Accounts must be delivered to Companies House by their due date. Delays in transit wont be accepted as an excuse for late delivery.

Applications for certified copies

We will make best endeavours to process all applications received by our certified copies department as normal but advise customers that we cannot be held accountable for any delays in receiving applications due to the delivery of holiday post.

It will not be possible to process and issue same day certified copies or certificates on Wednesday 24 December or Wednesday 31 December, due to the Royal Mail early collection schedule.

Applications for same day incorporation and changes of name

All offices will have an earlier cut off point of 11am for same day services on 24 December and 31 December.

If you have any queries regarding this information please call us on 0303 1234 500 or email

Travelling to the London office on New Years Eve

Due to the New Years celebrations organised by Westminster Council all roads surrounding the office including Victoria Street and Westminster Bridge will be closed from 2pm. Read further information on the New Years Eve road closures.

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