Closing a company or partnership

Please note: Companies House guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website. We provide links to the key information below.

Closing a company guidance

Closing a limited company
How to close a limited company - strike off, dissolution, voluntary liquidation - or allow to become dormant

Strike off your limited company from the Companies Register
How to close down your limited company by getting it struck off the Companies Register

Company strike off, dissolution and restoration
Information for directors, secretaries or company advisers about how to dissolve a company or restore a company to the register


Company administration, liquidation and insolvency

Put your company into administration
How to put your limited company or limited liability partnership into administration - what administration is, appointing an administrator, when administration ends

Liquidate your limited company
Compulsory and voluntary liquidation, the liquidation process, how liquidation affects company directors and the role of a liquidator

Dealing with your limited company's debts
What happens if your company cannot pay its debts and is given a court judgment, statutory demand or winding-up order by your creditors

Liquidation and insolvency
Overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings and the documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies

Liquidation and insolvency: companies in Northern Ireland
Overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings and documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in Northern Ireland


Partnerships

Limited liability partnership strike off, dissolution and restoration
How a limited liability partnership (LLP) can be removed from and restored to the register

Liquidation and insolvency: limited liability partnerships
Overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings and documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies

Liquidation and insolvency: limited liability partnerships (Northern Ireland)
Overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings and documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies for Northern Ireland

Register a limited partnership
What you need to do to register a limited partnership


Overseas companies and European companies

Overseas companies in the UK: registration and filing obligations
Registration and filing of an overseas company that opens an establishment


Forms

Companies House forms for limited companies
Postal forms that a limited company can file with Companies House

Companies House forms for limited liability partnerships
Postal forms that a limited liability partnership (LLP) can file with Companies House