Broadly speaking, the directors of a UK company that has not, in the previous 3 months:
- traded or carried on business;
- changed its name;
- disposed of assets for value that it held for the purpose of disposal or gain in the normal course of trade or business; and
- commenced any form of insolvency procedure,
A director making an application to have a company struck off in breach of these restrictions is liable to a fine or imprisonment.