UK Company Government Fee

UK Company Government Fee

£ 249.00

A list of all fees paid by Companies House, and how we assess those fees.

In this guide, we will announce any changes to our rates, or any new fees. 

Such licensing fees do not extend to documents released under the Companies Act 1985 or the Companies Order 1986 (Northern Ireland). Any document which is delivered under these acts will be free.


All statutory fees on this list have been approved by Parliament and are laid down in the following rules for statutory fees:

  • The Company Registrar (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1907), as amended by The Company Registrar (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/621)

  • The Company Registrar (Fees) (European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1908)as amended by the Company Registrar (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/621)

  • The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Limited Partnerships and Newspaper Proprietors) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2392), as amended by Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/319) and Registrar of Companies (Fees) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/621)

The above regulations do not set all the fees. Some fees are determined by administrative fees (July 2020) (PDF, 380 KB, 34 pages) pursuant to section 1063(5) of the Companies Act 2006.

This requires charges to:

  • New Articles 

  • Things which are in decay 

  • Products which have a limited base of clients


House business operates on a cost-recovery basis. They have a contractual duty to break even over time and reach an annual average return (surplus) of 3.5 per cent. 

Our fees are linked to the forecast costs of delivering each service and how customers access those services. It is required under guidelines from European Law and the HM Treasury.

When we set our fees we consider a number of things to be.

Guidance on the management of public funds suggests that we have to limit our rates to recover the full cost of each individual service-enabling a capital expense of 3.5 per cent. That prohibits cross-subsidies between various services. 

The EC First Company Law Directive means the creation of copies of company documents must be made available at the administrative expense.


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