Companies: Closures

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd February 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Mills Nigel Mills Conservative, Amber Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies were struck off the Register of Companies in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in action instigated by (i) the company and (ii) the Registrar in each of the last five full years.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The number of companies struck off the register in the last five years, broken down by location and instigator, are detailed in the table below:

Number of Companies

Number of Companies

Dissolved (Struck Off - instigated by Registrar)

Dissolved (Struck Off - instigated by the Company)

England / Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

England / Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

2012-2013

121,265

6,428

1,271

128,964

138,475

8,341

1,343

148,159

2013-2014

130,840

7,006

1,169

139,015

160,166

9,112

1,494

170,772

2014-2015

151,908

8,324

1,508

161,740

175,866

10,071

1,822

187,759

2015-2016

162,459

8,800

1,730

172,989

190,732

11,190

2,023

203,945

2016-2017

190,217

10,204

1,878

202,299

197,184

11,692

1,928

210,804

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