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Companies House Dormant Company Accounts form

I've been cheerfully using these for aeons, where the company's Balance Sheet has been cleared down to just cash and ordinary £1 shares.

But (ooops?) I've just noticed that Companies House have taken to saying that form MAY ONLY be used if the company has *never* traded  (when did they add that??).

If you've cleared the company out and made it dormant for a couple of years surely it makes sense to use the form, in which case, are they right?

(I'm sure we used to do this all the time in the Big8....)

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By Anonymous
14th Oct 2009 08:20

DCA Form

I believe that the use of the old DCA form (now AA02) has always only been for companies that have never  traded. But the restriction goes further than that - the company must only have issued subscriber shares. If further shares have been issued, the DCA/AA02 form cannot be used, even if there is to be/has not been any trade.

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