How do I close my business?

In our brief guide we'll talk through your options for closing your business.

By Chris Andreou
Last updated
May 29, 2024
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How do I close my business? guide
How do I close my business? guide

Steps to closing your business

If you want to stop trading as a sole trader or you’re ending or leaving a business partnership, you need to inform HMRC. You’re also required to send a final tax return.

If you’re closing down a limited company, how you close your company will depend on whether your company is profitable or if it has reached the point of insolvency.

If you’re closing down a solvent company, you may apply to get your company struck off the Register of Companies or start a members’ voluntary liquidation.

If you’re closing an insolvent company, the company will have to be liquidated.

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