Companies House has announced that it has temporarily paused its voluntary and compulsory strike off processes for one month, from 21 January until 21 February 2021. Reduced staff in its offices due to Covid-19 has been cited as the reason.
For voluntary strike off applications, Companies House will continue to publish first Gazette notices but will not publish the second Gazette notice or strike companies off during the period.
For compulsory strike off applications, it will not publish first or second Gazette notices.
Any companies that are part way through the process will obviously be subject to the delay.
We have spoken to Companies House and it has been confirmed that strike off applications are still being accepted but the process will be subject to the one month delay.
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