Liquidate your limited company
Last updated: 8 January 2018


You can choose to liquidate your limited company (also called winding up a company).

After liquidation, your company will stop doing business and employing people. The company won't exist once it's been removed (struck off) from the companies register at Companies House.

Liquidating a company means its assets are used to pay off its debts - any money left goes to shareholders.

You'll need to restore your company to claim back money after it's been removed from the register.

There are 2 kinds of voluntary liquidation:

Your company may be forced into compulsory liquidation if it can't pay its debts.