Companies House late filing penalty
I have recently sent in a set of clients accounts on the 26th Feb for a May 31st year end. It was there first trading period, and the compnay incorporated on the 19th May 2008. I have received a penalty letter stating that the accounts were late and should have been filied by the 19th! But then I have other clients who have incorporated mid month and have been given nine months from the year end to file! I am confused, why are there varying rules across my client base? Is there anyway i can appeal this penalty?
Any help would be very much appreciated.