Strike off your limited company from the Companies Register

3. Apply to strike off

To apply to strike off your limited company, you must send Companies House form DS01.

The form must be signed by a majority of the company’s directors.

You should deal with any of the assets of the company before applying, eg close any bank accounts and transfer any domain names.

When your company is dissolved, all the remaining assets will pass to the Crown (including any bank balances).

It costs £10 to strike off a company. You can’t pay using a cheque from an account that belongs to the company you’re striking off.

It is an offence to make a dishonest application - you can face a fine and possible prosecution.

What happens next

You’ll get a letter from Companies House to let you know if you’ve filled in the form correctly. If you have, your request for the company to be struck off will be published as a notice in your local Gazette.

If nobody objects, the company will be struck off the register once the 2 months mentioned in the notice has passed.

A second notice will be published in the Gazette - this will mean the company won’t legally exist anymore (it will have been ‘dissolved’).

More information

Read more guidance on striking off your company.