I have recently had a set of accounts rejected because I had spelled the directors name as "Brian" and not the correct name "Bryan". I changed the one letter and resubmitted but this now exceeded the deadline and generated an automatic late filing penalty. I appealed the penalty on the grounds that everything else in the accounts remained unchanged as per the previousley submitted version filed ontime. Companies House have rejected my appeal as the accepted version was late and the reason does not fall into one of their categories for not collecting penalties.
I accept that technically they may be correct, however all because one letter was spelled wrong it seems very harsh to impose a £150 penalty. Have they really got no authority to withdraw this? I dont really think that when the late filing penalty rules were written onto the Companies Act, they were intended to cover a one letter spelling error and the common sense approach would be to withdraw the penalty on this occasion.
Has anyone else suffered this bureacratic attitude from them?