Companies House: those late filing excuses

Each year Companies House receive a whole stack of unusual excuses from directors who fail to file their company accounts on time.

Here are just some of the most outrageous reasons given:

“I found my wife in the bath with my accountant.”

“Pirates stole my accounts.”

“Goats ate my accounts.”

“We delivered the accounts to the betting office next door to Companies House.”

“A volcano erupted and prevented me from filing.”

“My company was more successful than I thought it would be, so I was too busy to file.”

All the above excuses were given late filing penalties and you won’t be surprised to learn that all their appeals were also unsuccessful.


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