Normally, Companies House would publish a dissolution notice of your company on the Gazette for two months before struck it off the register. You can withdraw your application to strike off your company by delivering the company form DS02 to Companies House.
However, you can only withdraw your application if your company is still on the register. In other words, Companies House has not yet officially put a dissolved status on your company’s public record.
Compulsory withdrawal of your application
There are circumstances where your company must withdraw your application to strike off your company. One example would be that your company is still trading or has started trading.
Another example would be if your company have become insolvent. The company law does not allow people to use the company dissolution to avoid company paying debts.
Two ways to withdraw your application to strike off
The fastest way to withdraw your application to strike off your company is to submit the Companies House form DS02 online. For this, you would require your company’s authentication code to access the web filing service.
Another way to withdraw your company dissolution application is to download the form DS02 from Companies House website. You must print this form on A4 size white paper and complete the form in capital letters.
Then, send the completed DS02 form to Companies House.
If you have any questions about withdrawing your application to strike off your company, you may contact Companies House or speak with our London accountants.