This is my first time on the forum, so please forgive me if I've inadvertently breached forum etiquette by replying to an old post, but this thread is exactly the area I'm trying to find out about, and I would be very grateful for any advice.
My partner wants to dissolve his company and applied for it to be struck off some time ago. The company lost its main source of income and things got quite bad financially and he wasn't able to pay the outstanding tax HMRC wants, or pay off the company bank account. The company was a one man band with no assets at all and ceased trading at least a year ago. I'm now trying to get everything in order and can see we have the DISS16(SOAS) note on the Companies House website. Thanks to this thread I now know what this means, and either the bank or HMRC put the kibosh on the striking off, I'll find out tomorrow.
What I want to know is, what happens next? There are no assets, there's no way for him to pay the outstanding debts as the company is no longer trading (which, excluding HMRC, have been passed on to collection agencies now), so what can we do? The CH website says you can't strike off a company if there is any pending court action, but we've only had letters from collection agencies saying there may be court action (the usual thing) so there isn't any actual court action planned. We just want to have it struck off so we can move on with our lives but have no idea how to proceed.
Many thanks for reading.