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Companies House to resume the compulsory strike off process

August 19, 2020 11:17 am Published by
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You may already be aware that Companies House suspended the voluntary strike off process, but is due to resume this on 10 September 2020. The compulsory strike off process was also suspended, and this is to resume on 10 October 2020.

Compulsory strike off process

Companies House will resume the process to remove a company from the register if there’s reasonable cause to believe it’s no longer carrying on business or in operation.

For example, if:

  • company documents are outstanding, and Companies House have had no response to their letters;
  • letters sent by Companies House are returned undelivered; or
  • the company has no directors.

Companies that do not file their annual accounts or confirmation statement will normally receive 2 letters from Companies House. A notice is then published in the Gazette to tell the public that the registrar intends to strike off the company.

When compulsory strike off action resumes from 10 October – if there are no objections to dissolution, and the 2 month period from the publication of the Gazette notice has expired – your company will be struck off shortly afterwards.


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