Companies House to restart the voluntary strike-off process
What date will see strike-offs recommence?
Due to coronavirus, in March Companies House introduced temporary easement measures to suspend voluntary strike-off action. The easements for voluntary dissolution apply to applications for strike-off registered at Companies House before 10 July 2020.
From 10 September 2020, voluntary strike-off process will restart for companies that have applied for voluntary strike-off.
When voluntary strike-off action restarts from 10 September - if there are no objections to dissolution and the two-month period from the publication of the Gazette notice has expired, the company will be struck off shortly afterwards.
Objections to a strike-off application
Any person with an interest in a company which is nearing strike-off should register an objection to dissolution at Companies House. If you have already registered an objection, but the time period for that objection is due to expire, you will need to register the objection again if it’s still required.
Any objection should be sent to Companies House as early as possible after publication of the Gazette notice and at least two weeks before the notice expiry date.
If you are going to file an application to strike off your company from 10 July 2020 onwards, these changes will not affect your company.
If the application is acceptable, it will be registered, and a notice will be published in the Gazette. If there are no objections to the dissolution, the company will be struck off in around two months’ time.
Compulsory strike off
The compulsory strike-off process is still paused. Companies House will continue to review this measure on a monthly basis and will publish any changes on its website.