If your company has recently changed it business names with Companies House and the certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name has been issued by the Registrar of Companies to your company, when comes to filing your company’s Confirmation statement, you have to know which names to put on your confirmation statement if you are doing the paper filing.
If you file your confirmation statement online, Companies House online filing system would have captured your correct company names.
Whether to put the old company names or the new ones on your company confirmation statement, 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.
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, in your confirmation statement the company name to be put on is EXCEL SERVICE LTD.
Change of your company names does not alter the company number.