Strike off your limited company from the Companies Register

Last updated: 24 April 2018

You can close down your limited company by getting it struck off the Companies Register, but only if it:

  • has not traded or sold off any stock in the last 3 months
  • has not changed names in the last 3 months
  • is not threatened with liquidation
  • has no agreements with creditors, eg a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA)

If your company does not meet these conditions, you'll have to voluntarily liquidate your company instead.

Visit GOV.UK for more information on:

  • closing down your company
  • applying to strike off
  • withdrawing your application

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