Late filing penalty
A client asked me to prepare accounts for a company that had missed its filing deadlines. I have sent the accounts off to companies house but the client didn't want to pay the late filing fee because the company is insolvent ( HMRC and all creditors know this). My question is will CH update it's records even though the penalty hasn't been paid?
The client also wants to wind the company up. The client had been advised by someone else to ignore the company all together and let CH strike the company off but I am concerned that the directors can be fined £5000 for failing in their duties as directors. Do CH apply this in practice?
Thanks in advance for your answers.