I posted on Any Answers a few days ago about my client being unable to post a set of accounts to me.
Well, the accounts I had collected from him and I sent to Companies House have just been rejected!
Companies House said they had the wrong note to the balance sheet but they hadn't realised the accounts were only for 9 months!
I phoned up Companies House and was told that there's no penalty because they don't need to be submitted for a while yet. I told them there won't be a penalty if I sent them back in ten years time because they have already been submitted! If Companies House choose to send them to me that's their business.
This is another example of Government organisations thinking that they can cut corners and subject their "customers" to extra hassle in an attempt to reduce their costs whereas we have to get things right or face penalties.
Should I ask them to pay an £100 plus VAT invoice for returning the accounts to them? Has anybody got any better ideas to encourage Companies House to check their actions before rejecting accounts?