Overdue Accounts breakdown

Feargal Hogan made this Freedom of Information request to Companies House

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Dear Companies House,

In a previous FoI request, you indicated that there were 410 companies whose accounts were overdue from 2011 that had as yet NOT been struck off.

I had assumed that it wouldn't be possible, i.e. that being struck off was automatic.

Can you provide any breakdown of reasons/classifications you may have for not striking these 410 companies off?
These might be, but should not be limited to, some of the following:
* Striking off under appeal
* Legal action pending
* Action due this week/month/quarter

etc etc

Yours faithfully,

Feargal Hogan

Information Rights, Companies House

Dear Mr Hogan

With reference to your email dated 19 September 2018.

We are in the process of dealing with your request and a response will be sent within the permitted deadline under freedom of information legislation (20 working days from the day after receipt of the request).

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team
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Information Rights, Companies House

Dear Mr Hogan

I refer to your email of 19 September 2018 requesting a breakdown of the
reasons/classifications why 410 companies with overdue accounts from 2011
have not been struck off the register.

Companies House has been able to extract some information from our systems
which is shown below,

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Number of companies|Reasons identified |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 110 |Private Unlimited Companies - |
| | |
| |These companies are currently not pursued for|
| |non-filing of accounts |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 4 |Private Unlimited Companies/No Share Capital - |
| | |
| |These companies are currently not pursued for|
| |non-filing of accounts |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 254 |Companies in the process of restoration - |
| | |
| |These are not considered to be live and active on|
| |the register and are not pursued for non-compliance |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 27 |Companies where a discretionary stop has been |
| |applied by Companies House. Once applied this can |
| |suspend pursuit action and safeguard a company from |
| |being struck off the public register. |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

The information provided forms part of Companies House's management
information and is unaudited. Therefore, it is subject to change and
should be used for indicative purposes only.

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Please refer to our website for our official statistics using this link:
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You will note that the figures provided do not add up to 410, as a company
may fall into more than one of the above categories.

Our systems have identified a further 75 companies in addition to the
above. Information relating to the specific reasons why they have not been
struck off the register is not collated by Companies House.

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