What is Voluntary Striking Off / Dissolve a company?
If a director decides they no longer require the company it is possible to dissolve the company and remove it from the Company Register.
How do I apply for Voluntary Striking Off?
To apply for Voluntary Striking off, a form must be completed, which a Director will be required to sign.
What is the Process for Voluntary Striking Off?
Companies House will review the form and if it is accepted will register the information onto public records.
Acknowledgement of Voluntary Striking Off will also be sent to the address shown on the form.
Once the Voluntary Striking Off has been accepted, Companies House will arrange for a Notice of the Striking Off in a relevant newspaper to allow any interested parties to object.
If no one objects to the proposed striking off of the company, the final notice will appear in a newspaper and the company will be struck off.
Who is likely to object to a Company being struck off?
The most likely party to have an objection to a company being struck off is HMRC. This could be for various reasons, such as, corporation tax not being paid, VAT Returns not being submitted and any penalties that may have occurred within the company.
If HMRC object to the company being struck off then HMRC need to be contacted to find out why they are objecting and then submit the relevant information to them, we can assist with this.
How long does it take to Strike a Company Off?
Once the original form has been received at Companies House, it takes around 5 working days for the application to be accepted.
It then takes a further 3-4 months for the company to be completely struck off the company register.
We will send you updates on the status of your order on a regular basis.