Companies House resuming compulsory strike off process from 10 October 2020

Companies House has announced that it will be resuming the compulsory strike off process from 10 October 2020.

Temporary measures were introduced in April to temporarily put this process on hold as a business support measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting restrictions. These temporrary measures were being reviewed on a monthly basis, and the latest review has concluded that the temporary suspension will be lifted from 10 October 2020.

The Companies House statement (here) states that “From this date, we’ll resume the process to remove a company from the register if there’s reasonable cause to believe it’s no longer carrying on business or in operation.

For example, if:

  • company documents are outstanding, and we’ve had no response to our letters
  • letters sent by Companies House are returned undelivered
  • the company has no directors