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When a company is no longer required, the company directors can apply to strike off the company, which will remove it from the Companies House register. This process is called voluntary dissolution – otherwise known as closing the company, striking it off or winding it up.
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No. The cost of this service includes the Companies House filing fee of £10.00.
It usually takes 3 months; however, it can sometimes take up to 6 months to strike off a company.
The DS01 form must be signed and dated by:
A company cannot apply for voluntary strike off under the following circumstances:
If your company cannot apply for dissolution due to any of the above circumstances, you should instead apply for voluntary liquidation to close it down.
Within 7 days, you must inform:
You will be notified by Companies House once your application form is received, and then again once the company is dissolved.
Yes, you should close your company’s bank account before you apply. From the date a company is dissolved, its bank account will be frozen and any money in the account will pass to the Crown. All assets of a dissolved company will also become the property of the Crown.
* It is mandatory to have at least one director in order to prepare the dissolution form. * Updated Statutory Registers are not included. * Printed documents are not included, but are available for an additional fee.
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