I have a dormant limited company that I applied to be struck off in March 2020. A notice was posted in the Gazette on 31/03/2020 of the intention to strike the business off. To date, I have not received confirmation of the strike off.
In that time, I received reminders to file accounts up to 31/07/2020. I knew it was my legal duty to do so so these were filed on 14/07/2020 and as a result, the director (me) received a fine of £325 for late filing of accounts.
The company has literally never traded, has 0 assets and no cash - not even a bank account for that matter. Needless to say, a fine of this size for a company that only exists in paper terms, seems excessive. I appreciate these are the rules and I am kicking myself for my naivety/ignorance and lack of experience.
I am the only named director of the company. If I resign, does this circumvent having to pay the late filing fee as there will be no directors for the company? Is the late filing fee preventing the closure of the company and thirdly, will the company eventually be closed, again negating the need to pay the late filing fee if I simply wait and see?
My goal here is to establish if there is any scenario whereby I won't have to pay this fee.
Many thanks in advance