Selling or closing a business
Find information on selling or closing a business.
Help for management teams looking to buy their business
Information for management teams looking to buy their business including writing business plans, agreeing terms and conditions and arranging funding.
Planning to sell your business (succession planning and exit readiness)
Information on selling your business when you plan to leave or retire.
Selling your business: your responsibilities
Your responsibilities when selling your company, partnership or sole trader business, including legal responsibilities and finalising your tax affairs.
Closing a business
Information about preparing to close or sell your business and closing the sale.
Closing a limited company
How to close a limited company or allow to become dormant, including strike off, dissolution and voluntary liquidation.
Stop being self-employed
If you've stopped being self-employed or are leaving a business partnership, you must tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Read about responsibilities, tax returns, and letting any employees know.
Put your company into administration
How to put your limited company or limited liability partnership into administration – what administration is, appointing an administrator and when administration ends.
Strike off your limited company from the Companies Register
How to close down your limited company by getting it struck off the Companies Register.
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