Companies: Registration

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th 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 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 their applications not proceed with as a result of objections received; how many of those objections were received from HM Revenue and Customs; and how many applications in each category resulted in a striking off within six months of an objection being made regardless of that objection.

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

The table below shows the number of companies struck off the register where their application for strike off was put on hold as a result of any objection; how many of those objections were received from HM Revenue and Customs and how many applications in each category resulted in a striking off within six months of an objection being made regardless of that objection.

Voluntary Dissolutions

Any Objection

HMRC Objection

Financial Year

Location

Number of companies struck off that had any objection, meaning strike off was put on hold

Number of companies struck off that had any objection

during 6 months before strike off

Number of companies struck off that had an HMRC objection*, meaning strike off was put on hold

Number of companies struck off that had an HMRC objection*

during 6 months before strike off

2012-13

England/Wales

6414

2576

5402

1833

2012-13

Scotland

438

192

362

127

2012-13

Northern Ireland

38

23

17

10

2013-14

England/Wales

15086

2701

14016

1871

2013-14

Scotland

1024

258

927

185

2013-14

Northern Ireland

94

36

82

25

2014-15

England/Wales

11600

1601

10270

597

2014-15

Scotland

847

127

737

43

2014-15

Northern Ireland

113

19

97

9

2015-16

England/Wales

7842

2412

5904

637

2015-16

Scotland

651

200

471

22

2015-16

Northern Ireland

90

28

69

11

2016-17

England/Wales

10151

5767

8374

3882

2016-17

Scotland

849

477

646

254

2016-17

Northern Ireland

132

62

121

52

* A very small number of objections in this category were received from the Home Office, whose objections are logged together with those from HMRC.

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