The following Corporate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the COVID-19 outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been temporarily suspended or changed. For further details of the impact of COVID-19, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—impact on company filing and administrative procedures.
It is possible to strike off a company pursuant to Part 31 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) either:
voluntarily, by the company’s directors, or
by the Registrar of Companies in circumstances where it appears that the company is no longer in business or operation
This note summarises the voluntary strike off process. For details on the Registrar's powers to strike off a company, see Practice Note: The Registrar's powers to strike off a defunct company.
Any company can apply to Companies House to be struck off the register of companies and dissolved. Some of the most common reasons why a company may wish to be struck off and dissolved are:
it is no longer in business or operation
it has fulfilled the purposes for which it was incorporated, or
its parent company is carrying out a reorganisation of its group structure and wants to strike off and dissolve that company, perhaps together with other subsidiaries
The strike off procedure can be a low cost, simple way to dissolve a company, but it will not always be the
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