Companies House is currently running a BETA service to enable electronic company strike off via online filing of DS01 data.
To date, over 150,000 Dissolution forms have been accepted via the electronic route. This service is cheaper than a paper filing at £8. Any filings made will be added to the live company record. The DS02 form is also available electronically:
https://guidedfiling.companieshouse.gov.uk/start?t=DS01 (Limited Companies)
You will need to provide Companies House:
- the company number
- the company authentication code
- an email address for each director
- a credit or debit card, PayPal account or Companies House account
An email will be sent to the Director(s) to sign the DS01 electronically using DocuSign. Once all Directors have signed (or a majority of more than two) the form the strike off process will commence.
Q: Can the filer sign on behalf of the director if they have permission and have the email sent to them?
A: Emails should be sent to the officer’s email address for them to DocuSign and return. Companies House systems are able trace an audit trail of where emails have been sent and received from.
Q: Can eDS01 re-send an email?
A: Yes, get in touch with Companies House/Customer Care team to investigate and liaise with the Dissolution team.
Q: How will I know when the majority of officers have signed via DocuSign?
A: When an officer signs electronically, the user making the submission will receive an email to confirm this.
Q: What is the timeframe allowed to collect the majority officer’s authorisation emails?
A: A timeframe of approximately 1 month can pass before the email links expire.
Q: Can LLPs use the eDS01?
Q: Can you use the eDS01 for a one director company?
Q: What Payment methods are currently accepted for the eDS01?
A: Credit card, debit card, PayPal or by CH account.
Categorised in: Company Law
This post was written by Adrian Smart