Companies House – are they being unreasonable?

Companies House have now started to send out Red Urgent Reminders for Annual Returns when the made-up-to date has only just passed. For clients who receive these notices from Companies House with the words URGENT REMINDER, is a worrying prospect, the content of these letters is also alarmist. The view of practioners and clients alike is that its unreasonable to scare people when there is no need and these notices are over the top. If the annual return is very overdue then fair enough, but a few days?