As of 10 October 2020, Companies House is to resume the compulsory strike off process for companies. This procedure was temporarily suspended in April 2020, in response to Covid-19. On a recent review it has been decided that this suspension is soon to be lifted.
The original process to remove a company from the register will begin again - therefore, if Companies House have reasonable cause to believe that your company is no longer in operation, or carrying on its business, they will start the procedure.
For example, if your company does not file its annual accounts or a confirmation statement, the strike off produce will commence, and Companies House will send out two letters to the company’s registered office address. If a response is not received, then Companies House will publish a notice in the Law Society Gazette of the proposed strike off. If no objections are received to the strike off proposal, then after 2 months, the company is struck off.
If you need any legal advice on this, please contact us. If your company is in default and you do want to remain on the register, then contact Companies House as a matter of urgency, or let us know. mfg Solicitors LLP can help.