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Closing / Dissolving a company (Striking-off or winding-up)
A limited company can request to be closed / dissolved under Section 1003 of the Companies Act 2006, providing that it meets all of the following requirements:
When all of the above criteria are met the Striking Off application (DSO1) can be completed
When an application is accepted Companies House will no longer chase for further compliance.
When the application has been accepted a notice will be placed in the London / Edinburgh / Belfast Gazette giving at least 3 months notice of the intent to remove the company.
If the application is withdrawn by the company the £10 is non-refundable. Outstanding accounts and annual returns will be due and the accounts will be subject to any Late Filing Penalties.
If an objection by an interested party is upheld the action to close the company will be suspended.
Companies House provide guidance to help you understand Strike Off, Dissolution & Restoration.
A company may be closed (wound up) voluntarily if it cannot pay its creditors. It may also be closed (wound up) by order of the court on the petition of a creditor. In either case, relevant documents need to be sent to Companies House.
The following guidance is provided to help you understand the legal requirements that you must adhere to.