If your company has reached the point where it ceases to trade and is no longer required, its directors can arrange to have the company struck off and dissolved via a DS01 application.
Alternatively, if the company is still trading and is considering a striking off procedure, call Bridgestones before you complete the necessary forms.
You might find that a Members Voluntary Liquidation (“MVL”), a solvent liquidation process, will be more suitable to your company. We can also help to ensure that you follow the correct procedure.
The company might have ceased trading some time ago.
The company might be dormant and there is no longer a requirement to keep it.
Non-trading entity of a larger organisation that is no longer required.
The company still has debts.
HMRC objects to the application as there are outstanding tax issues.
The company traded or carried on its business in the three months prior to ceasing to trade.
Application has been suspended as all of the company’s debts have not been settled.
A DS01 application must be filed at Companies House and must be signed and dated by a Director.
This can be completed electronically and via the post (Please note a payment of £10 is required to be paid to Companies House when applying).
It is an offence to apply to have your company struck off when it is ineligible for striking-off
It is an offence to provide false or misleading information in, or in support of, an application and you may be liable to prosecution.
If you are unsure whether your striking off application will be successful or not please contact a member of our staff at Bridgestones, and we will discuss your company’s affairs to determine the appropriate route for you.