Voluntary strike-off application submitted on or after 10 July 2020 to Companies House will be processed according to pre-COVID-19 outbreak timeline.
Your company will be dissolved after publication in the Gazette has expired. Usually, around 2 months’ time. With one more condition that is no objection received for your company being dissolved voluntarily.
Withdraw your voluntary strike-off application
Should you change your mind, you can withdraw your Voluntary strike-off application by submitting the form DS02. You can do this online or by post.
You can only withdraw your voluntary strike-off process provided your company is not yet dissolved by Companies House. If your company is already been dissolved then you must restore your company if you want it back to active.
Voluntary strike-off applications submitted from March 2020 to 9 July 2020 to restart on 10 September 2020
Companies House filings during COVID-19 pandemic
Companies House further support UK businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your company’s filing deadline is automatically extended. This will help you to avoid a late filing penalty if you are unable to deliver your company accounts on time during this pandemic. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.
On the same note, your confirmation statement filing deadline will also be extended. You would have 6 weeks to file your confirmation statement. Likewise, for the events driven filings, you will have 42 days (6 weeks) to notify Companies House instead of the usual 14 days filing deadline.
In addition, Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.
During this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit your documents online to Companies House. You can use the webfiling service to file the following documents to Companies House.
- Confirmation statement
- Company accounts
- Events driven filings i.e director resigned or change of your registered office address.
- Submit your DS01 form to Close down your company.
To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.
If you require help with your company’s filings, contact Our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.