Drummond Laurie Chartered Accountants

Every year companies house receive unusual excuses from directors who fail to file their company accounts on time, here’s a few of them:


“goats ate my accounts”

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

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

“a volcano erupted and prevented me from filing”

“slugs ate my accounts”

“it was Valentine’s Day”

The companies that gave these excuses received a late filing penalty and their appeals were not surprisingly unsuccessful.  Companies and directors must be aware of their responsibility to file accounts with Companies House.

This can all be avoided by making sure that you have an advisor who will take care of this for you.  Just ask us how, for more details please contact us on 01324 441280 or email gillian.niven@drummondlaurie.co.uk