426. Default In Filing Accounts And Reports: Contraventions

(1) If the requirements of section 415 (duty to file accounts and reports) are not complied with in relation to a company’s accounts and reports for a financial year before the end of the period for filing those accounts and reports, the company and every person who immediately before the end of that period was a director of the company, commits a contravention of these Regulations.
(2) A person does not commit the contravention referred to in subsection (1) if he proves that he took all reasonable steps for securing that those requirements would be complied with before the end of that period, and for this purpose, it is not enough to prove that the documents in question were not in fact prepared as required by this Part.
(3) A person who commits the contravention referred to in subsection (1) shall be liable to a fine of up to level 5.