You have recently changed your company names with Companies House. The certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name has been issued by the Registrar of Companies to your company, it is important you know which company names should be entered in your confirmation statement CS01 form if you are doing the paper filing.
Using Companies House webfiling system would minimise errors and the system would capture your correct company names in your CS01 form.
Which company name to put when comes to filing your confirmation statement? Your old company name or the new ones? It is dependent on the date of your confirmation statement and also the date printed on the certificate of incorporation on change of name.
Basically, the company names to pencil down is the company legal name as at the confirmation statement date.
Put old name
Take an example, your confirmation statement date is 18 January 2019 and you changed your company name from EXCEL SERVICE LTD to BEST IN TOWN LTD.
You received the certificate of change of name with BEST IN TOWN LTD from Companies House on 28 January 2019. You put your old company name – EXCEL SERVICE LTD on your confirmation statement.
Put new name
Using the same example, If your confirmation statement date is 31 January 2019. You received your certificate of change of name on 28 January 2019. Then you put BEST IN TOWN LTD as your company name in your confirmation statement.
Change of your company names does not alter the company number.