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.

Cancellations Prosecutions
Societies cancelled in 2021 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2021 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2020 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2020 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2019 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2019 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2018 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2018 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2017 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2017 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2016 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2016 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2015 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2015 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2014 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2014 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in 2013 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2013 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in March 2012 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2012 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in September 2011 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2011 (PDF)
Societies cancelled in March 2011 (PDF) Societies prosecuted in 2010 (PDF)
  Societies prosecuted in 2009 (PDF)
  Societies prosecuted in 2008 (PDF)

Page updates

02/03/2022: Link added Cancellations and prosecutions table updated.