How to close a limited company and when it is the most suitable option
Many limited companies trading in the UK at present may find themselves in an insolvent position, or suffer from short term cash-flow difficulties. If your limited company does not have the ability to continue trading, it is important to take prompt action and learn more about out how to close your limited company.
It may be the most suitable option to seek advice on how to close a limited company if the limited company has debts it cannot afford to repay and there is no longer a viable limited company to be saved.
The process of how to close a limited company is officially called Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL). CVL is also known as ‘insolvent liquidation’ and is the form of liquidation that is most commonly used in the UK.
To start the CVL process, the limited company directors appoint an Insolvency Practitioner who will liquidate all the assets, and then distribute funds back to the creditors. All outstanding business debts after the repayment are written off and the limited company is dissolved at Companies House. This doesn’t include debts personally guaranteed but our business debt advisors can provide specialist advice on this too.
Directors could also be entitled to a redundancy claim of up to £15,750 from the Redundancy Payments Office after they close a limited company. If you are unsure how to close your limited company, then we would urge you to seek advice from our business debt experts. To find the best solution for you, try our quick questionnaire.
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