Following the suspension of all voluntary strike-off applications were suspended in March 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Companies House has announced the restart of the process for companies that have applied for voluntary strike-off, from 10 September 2020.
The press release published by Companies House outlines the following changes:
- When voluntary strike off action restarts from 10 September 2020, if there have been no objections to dissolution and the 2 month period from the publication of the Gazette notice has expired, the company will be struck off shortly afterwards.
- Any person with an interest in a company which is nearing strike off should register an objection to dissolution at Companies House. Where a person has already registered an objection, but the time period for that objection is due to expire, that person must register the objection again if it is still required.
- Applications for voluntary strike off from 10 July 2020 onwards are not affected by the temporary suspension because the easements for voluntary dissolution only apply to strike-off applications registered before 10 July 2020. If there are no objections to the dissolution, the company will be struck off in around 2 months’ time.
Objections To Striking Off
When Companies House receive an objection to strike off, they will respond to advise whether the objection has been accepted or rejected.
If you have an objection to a strike off you must send it to Companies House as early as possible after publication of the Gazette notice and at least 2 weeks before the notice expiry date.
The compulsory strike-off process remains paused. Companies House will continue to review this measure on a monthly basis and notify any changes.
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