Last updated Feb 06, 2024 and written by Tom Richardson

New Company Formation Rejection Reason: Undischarged Bankrupts

On 8th June 2014, Companies House introduced a new system that will see company formations being rejected if the company includes a director who is an “Undischarged Bankrupt” – meaning that they’re going through the bankruptcy process. This is because undischarged bankrupts can not act as limited company directors.


Now, Companies House will reject the formation request and provide the following rejection notice:

‘Officer may be subject to bankruptcy restrictions’,
‘It appears from our records that is subject to personal insolvency restrictions and appears on the Individual Insolvency Register If you believe this to be incorrect, please contact Companies House.

If you are using Companies Made Simple to form your limited company, and your company formation is rejected, we shall bring the above note to your attention via the “Request History” section of your company admin page.

Remember, you can resubmit rejected company formation applications as many times as necessary for no extra charge. If you have any questions about this new rejection notice, or anything else to do with company formations, please leave a comment and we’ll be in touch.