Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process

The process for companies that have applied to be struck off the register will resumed on 10 September following changes to temporary measures announced in April 2020.

The coronavirus outbreak forced Companies House to suspend all strike off activity to relieve the burden on businesses and to protect creditors and other interested parties who may have had difficulties in registering an objection.

The measures have been reviewed monthly and the latest change has been implemented after careful consideration and feedback from customers and stakeholders.

This means all companies that applied to be struck off before July 2020 will be struck off the register in a phased approach over the next four weeks.

For companies that applied to be struck off from July 2020 onwards, the voluntary strike off process will continue as normal after this initial four-week period.

The compulsory strike off process, where Companies House takes steps to remove companies if there’s reasonable cause to believe they’re no longer carrying on business or in operation, will resume on 10 October 2020.

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