If your UK company is no longer required we can assist in getting it Struck off the UK Register, in accordance with Section 1003 of the Companies Act 2006.
It is very important your unwanted company is struck off the UK register correctly in order to ensure no unnecessary expenses are incurred.
A limited company can request to be dissolved under Section 1003 of the Companies Act 2006, providing that it meets all of the following requirements:
If the Registrar has reason to believe that a company is not carrying on business or is not in operation, its name may be struck off the register and dissolved without going through liquidation.
The procedure is not an alternative to formal insolvency proceedings where these are appropriate, as creditors are likely to prevent the striking off.
We offer a Strike Off service in the UK and can apply to have your company voluntary closed down. We apply to the Registrar of Companies for your company to be struck off the register and dissolved.
Voluntary Strike Off is an option generally available for companies which have ceased trading and have no assets or liabilities.
Striking-off is only applicable to a private company if, in the past three months, it has not:
Some companies who are dormant or non trading choose to apply for strike off. If you have decided that you no longer want to retain your company and wish to have it struck off, the registrar will not normally pursue any outstanding late filing penalties unless you restore the company to the register at a later stage.
A private company can apply to be struck off if, in the previous three months, it has not:
The registrar will publish notice of the proposed striking off in the London Gazette to allow interested parties the opportunity to object.
Companies House receives the application from us on your behalf, a copy of this notice will be placed on your company’s public record. If there is no reason to delay the registrar will strike the company off the register not less than 3 months after the date of the notice. The company will be dissolved on publication of a further notice stating this in the Gazette.
From the date of dissolution any assets held by a dissolved company will be Bona Vacantia and then belong to the Crown. The company’s bank account will be frozen and any credit balance in the account will be passed to the Crown.