Companies House eReminder service has been launched on the 15th July 2011. This notifies the officers of companies and their professional advisors electronically with reminders of the dates on which their accounts and annual return need to be filed.

The service is free and can be accessed via Companies House website

Up to four e-mail addresses can be registered per company and each will receive timely reminders of the dates on which both the company’s accounts and its annual return are due to be filed. This will save costs at Companies House as it is cheaper than sending postal reminders and should also help companies to avoid fines for late filing of these documents.  The service is an alternative to having paper reminders sent to the company’s registered office address, which may not always be its trading premises address.

This is another step on the way to Companies House objective of becoming a fully electronic register when all filing will be done electronically by March 2013.