Compulsory strike-off for firms that Companies House believes are no longer operating will resume from October.
The announcement was made by the Government on August 10, following an easement of suspension measures from April due to the coronavirus crisis.
The process to remove a company from the official register will restart from October 10 if Companies House believes there is ‘reasonable cause’ to believe the firm is no longer carrying on in business or operation.
Examples of this might be if there are documents outstanding and no response to official letters, if Companies House has sent letters that are returned undelivered, or if the firm has no directors.
Companies that do not file their annual accounts or confirmation statement will normally receive two 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.
When compulsory strike off action resumes and 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.