Prosecutions and cancellations

Read about which societies have had their registration cancelled and/or been prosecuted for failing to submit an annual return and accounts.

Submitting an annual return and accounts

You must submit a completed annual return and accounts to the FCA for each year that your society is on the Mutuals Public Register. This applies to societies registered under the:

  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, and
  • Friendly Societies Act 1974

Societies must submit an annual return and accounts to the FCA no later than seven months after the end of a society’s financial year.

Penalty for failing to submit a return 

Failure to submit a return by the due date is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £1,000 per offence. We may cancel the registration of a society that persistently fails to submit a return. So you should ensure that you submit your annual returns and accounts on time.

Societies that have been cancelled or prosecuted 

Here are the societies that have been prosecuted or cancelled for not submitting their annual returns and accounts.

List of cancellations 2016 (PDF)

List of cancellations 2015 (PDF)

List of cancellations 2014 (PDF)

List of cancellations 2013 (PDF)

List of cancellations March 2012 (PDF)

List of cancellations September 2011 (PDF)

List of cancellations March 2011 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2016 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2015 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2014 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2013 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2012 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2011 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2010 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2009 (PDF)

Prosecutions 2008 (PDF)