Why wind up a company?

I have just rung Companies House about a statutory notice for overdue accounts for a company that is shortly to be wound up. I understand that if we don't do anything the company will simply be removed from the register at no cost and with no penalty. This seems better than charging my client a fee to complete form DS01 etc.

Can anyone please advise if there is a down side to simply leaving Companies House to remove the company, rather than us winding it up, especially assuming ther's no surplus - obviously we will still ahve to tidy things up with HMRC.

 

 

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i've had this situation

mark589 |

i've had this situation

mark589 |

Chicken & Egg

Paul Scholes |
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Thank you

lme |
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How do you stop Companies House from striking off a company?

AS |

AS

Paul Scholes |
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This is how

Monsoon |
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Can a DS01 form be submitted for a company which has liabilities

rockallj |
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credit reference agencies - another bunch of crooks

carnmores |
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What if no liabilities?

richardterhorst |
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Credit reference agencies a red-herring

zarathustra |
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DS01 form CAN be submitted for a company which has liabilities

Monsoon |
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Other risks

smallbeancounter |

Striking off a company - maybe not a good idea

richardterhorst |
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Very small risk

Paul Scholes |
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Old Skeletons

I'msorryIhaven'taclue |