Companies House to resume compulsory strike off process

Temporary easement measures taken in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) have been kept under monthly review, by Companies House, but from today (10 October) the measure to suspend compulsory strike off action will be lifted.

This means they will resume the process to remove a company from the register if there’s reasonable cause to believe it’s no longer carrying on business or in operation.

For example, if:

  • company documents are outstanding, and we’ve had no response to our letters
  • letters sent by Companies House are returned undelivered
  • the company has no directors

Companies that do not file their annual accounts or confirmation statement will normally receive 2 letters from Companies House. A notice is then published in the Gazette to tell the public that the registrar intends to strike off the company.

Any person with an interest in a company which is nearing strike off should register an objection to dissolution at Companies House.