Hello, looking for advice please. I am the sole director of a limited company that has been trading for 10 years. Due to a number of personal reasons (including the break up of my marriage and child custody court battles), I've let things slip over the past couple of years. I really need a fresh start! My existing company is currently solvent in the eyes of the law but in reality has some looming debts that I will be unable to pay: - I have £6,000 in the bank. - My next accounts are due on 29th of February. - My next Confirmation Statement is due on 27th of February. - I pay myself a salary of £2,500 per month and submit this via payroll RTI software. - I ceased trading in October, so no trading income to the bank account since then, other than the sale of 2 minibuses (one in October '19 and one in February '20)*. - I owe Companies House £4,500 in unpaid fines for year on year late filing. It's with their debt management company. - I haven't submitted a VAT return in over a year, so there are 4 outstanding. However, due to the nature of my business, my returns are always repayments. The services I have provided are 'zero rated' so I am always reclaiming the VAT that I have paid out. HMRC have however estimated that I owe them £3,000. In reality, there will be repayments due to me of around £10,000*. - *Not including the £10,000 HMRC would have repaid to me, I will owe them around £10,000 in VAT that I collected on the minibus sales so that bill will more or less cancel itself out. - I have outstanding PAYE payments totalling £6,500. - Due to not completing last year's Corporation Tax return, HMRC have estimated that I owe them £2,500. My last year's accounts show that I didn't make a profit but HMRC don't know this yet. - There are a couple of contracts that my company has entered into, including outsourced HR services at £80/month, tied into a recently renewed 3 year contract. I also have another 3 year contract with a vehicle tracking company which costs £25/month. - I no longer have any employees although one of the 'redundants' is taking me to an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal. He believes I am still trading when I am not. He also believes I haven't calculated his redundancy correctly when I have, and have paid all monies owed. Still, an ET looms. I do have an accountant. But my accountant is waiting for me to provide him with all invoices and bank statements from the previous year in order to do a catch up. I don't have this readily available because they are all between my old office and old house, which are in a different part of the UK from where I now live. He also wants to go back over my previous 7 years of VAT returns and make corrections to my mistakes. I did these all myself and it appears that I have incorrectly reclaimed for some VAT, probably to the tune of £5,000. I only appointed him a couple of years ago so he's been tasked with trying to sort out my messy situation. HMRC are completely unaware of these past mistakes. Everything feels like its in such a mess so I'm feeling very strongly that I would like to just start again under a new company name. As it happens, I'm going to be doing something different from what I was doing before anyway so it makes sense on a number of fronts. I also now reside in England but my business was incorporated in Scotland and it's not possible to move across jurisdictions. Given that my next Confirmation Statement and Annual Accounts are due at the end of the month, should I just leave them unsubmitted and wait for CH to wind the company up? Presumably HMRC will object to the winding up and seek to liquidate? Is it worth my while trying to do all the catching up with my accountant or can I just wash my hands with this? I am about to launch a new company and was going to incorporate the new company in the next few days. Will my above scenario be a barrier to this happening? Could I be struck off as a director? Thanks!