Companies House to resume the compulsory strike off process

From the 10th October 2020 Companies House will resume the process to strike off a company if there’s reasonable cause to believe it’s no longer carrying on business or in operation.

Reasonable cause could include:-

  • Company documents are outstanding, and there has been no response to letters sent out.
  • Coorrespondence returned undelivered to Companies House.
  • The company has no directors.

Companies that do not file their annual accounts or confirmation statement will normally receive 2 letters from Companies House. Companies House publish a notice in the Gazette advising that the registrar intends to strike off the company. The registrar strikes-off the company 60 days later.