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A deferment of dissolution (voluntary) refers to a process where the company requests to postpone its voluntary dissolution and removal from the Companies Register for a specified period of time.

When a company wishes to voluntarily dissolve and be struck off the Companies Register, it typically goes through a dissolution process. This process involves fulfilling certain legal requirements, such as settling outstanding debts, notifying HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and ceasing all business activities.

However, there may be situations where the company decides to defer or delay its dissolution. This could be due to various reasons, such as ongoing legal proceedings, unresolved creditor claims, or the need to complete certain administrative tasks.

To defer the dissolution of a company, the company’s directors or authorised representatives must submit a request to Companies House. The request should explain the reasons for the deferment and specify the desired length of the deferment period.

Companies House will review the request and, if satisfied with the reasons provided, grant the deferment of dissolution. During the deferment period, the company’s dissolution is put on hold, and it remains active on the Companies Register. The company can continue to operate and carry out its activities as usual.

It is important to note that the deferment of dissolution is a temporary measure, and the company will eventually need to resume the dissolution process once the deferment period ends. The company must comply with any conditions or requirements set by Companies House during the deferment period.

Deferment of dissolution allows companies to retain their legal status and continue their operations for a specified period, providing them with additional time to address outstanding matters before completing the dissolution process.

These notices are filed with Companies House against the registered company number. All UK company liquidation notices and updates are tracked centrally by Doorda.