Companies House will be increasing its fees for the filing of certain paper forms from 6 April 2011. The cost of filing your annual return on paper is set to rise from £30 to £40 and company incorporation fees will be doubled with the price of a same day incorporation going up to £100.

These increases are to be implemented at the same time as decreases are made to fees for electronic filing to encourage more companies to register for online services. Companies House will be using a number of incentives in its push to become a fully electronic registry by March 2013, so we can probably expect to see more fee increases over the next two years.

The table of proposed fees can be downloaded here.