Companies House Strike Off Process

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Voluntary Strike Off Process

In March 2020, as a response to coronavirus, Companies House introduced temporary measures suspending voluntary strike off action for companies.

These measures are reviewed monthly. Following the July review, they have lifted the temporary measures from 10th September 2020.

This means that after this date, they will restart the voluntary strike off process to dissolve companies that have applied for voluntary dissolution.

If you submit an application after 10th July 2020, they will process this application as usual. Therefore, your company should be dissolved within 2 months, providing there are no objections.

The temporary measures only relate to requests received before 10th July 2020.

If you applied to dissolve your company prior to July 2020, your company may still show on Companies House. This could be be because they receive an objection, or because of the temporary measures.

When the voluntary strike off action restarts, providing the conditions are met, they should strike your company off. The conditions are that they receive no objections, and 2 months have passed from the Gazette publication date.

If you have an interest in a company that is nearing strike off, you need to register an objection at Companies House before 10th September 2020.

If you have already submitted an objection and it is due to expire before this date, you need to re-register this objection to ensure that it still stands.

Click here to go to to the Companies House website where you can register your objection.

Compulsory Strike Off

The process for compulsory strike off remains paused, and they will review monthly. You can find any changes to this published on the Companies House website when decided.

If you would like to speak to us about voluntary strike off action, contact us today and we will be more than happy to discuss.

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