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Companies: Registration

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 127251, tabled on 7 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies struck off the Register of Companies in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 had (a) never filed accounts and (b) had accounts overdue for filing at the time the application was made; how many of those proceedings were initiated by the Registrar in each category concerned cases where accounts were overdue for filing at the time the Registrar commenced action to strike off; and how many months each company in each category struck off by the Registrar had been in existence since their incorporation.

Answered on

23 February 2018

The number of companies struck off the register, how this was initiated, how many of those companies had (a) never filed accounts and (b) had accounts overdue for filing at the time the application for the periods concerned are shown in the tables below.

Compulsory Dissolutions

Financial Year

Location

(a) Number of companies struck off that never filed accounts

(b) Number of companies struck off that had accounts overdue at the start of strike off action

2012-13

England/Wales

76840

43335

2012-13

Scotland

3949

2961

2012-13

Northern Ireland

622

542

2013-14

England/Wales

83718

47195

2013-14

Scotland

4586

3152

2013-14

Northern Ireland

725

450

2014-15

England/Wales

92225

60923

2014-15

Scotland

4851

4022

2014-15

Northern Ireland

894

634

2015-16

England/Wales

107577

58946

2015-16

Scotland

5486

3520

2015-16

Northern Ireland

966

745

2016-17

England/Wales

114982

65503

2016-17

Scotland

6516

4504

2016-17

Northern Ireland

1036

876

Voluntary Dissolutions

Financial Year

Location

(a) Number of companies struck off that never filed accounts

(b) Number of companies struck off that had accounts overdue at the start of strike off action

2012-13

England/Wales

43276

16591

2012-13

Scotland

2267

1105

2012-13

Northern Ireland

386

158

2013-14

England/Wales

52537

18644

2013-14

Scotland

2730

1132

2013-14

Northern Ireland

511

188

2014-15

England/Wales

58688

23461

2014-15

Scotland

3156

1296

2014-15

Northern Ireland

589

257

2015-16

England/Wales

60294

25954

2015-16

Scotland

3345

1458

2015-16

Northern Ireland

585

277

2016-17

England/Wales

62252

24479

2016-17

Scotland

3309

1534

2016-17

Northern Ireland

590

288

The part of the question relating to ‘how many months each company in each category struck off by the Registrar had been in existence since their incorporation’ has been provided as a separate document due to the volume of information requested.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy