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What If A Small Or Medium-Sized Company Is Required To Prepare Group Accounts?

A small parent company which has prepared individual accounts for its members using the special provisions of section 246(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 1985, may choose to prepare group accounts under the special provisions of section 248A. However, a small group cannot file abbreviated accounts at Companies House. Group accounts prepared under section 248A must contain a statement above the signature on the balance sheet, confirming that they are prepared in accordance with the special provisions of Part VII of the Companies Act 1985 relating to small companies.

If a medium-sized company decides to prepare group accounts, they must be full group accounts.

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