Companies House guidance on confirmation statements
From 30 June 2016 the annual return for companies has been replaced with the confirmation statement that must be delivered to Companies House at least once a year. This requirement also applies to dormant companies. The confirmation statement is required to confirm that Companies House hold up-to-date information for your company.
Companies House has updated its guidance to companies and has clarified that if a company is filing its first confirmation statement and hasn't previously filed a new style statement of capital (after 30 June 2016), it must file a full statement of capital with the confirmation statement.
Failure to comply with the rules on filing of the confirmation statement can have serious implications for companies, directors and other officers. Enforcement action may include striking the company from the register or even prosecution.
Details can be found here.