There are a number of way you can check if a company is in liquidation. This can include looking on the Companies House register. Companies House is responsible for maintaining a register of company information such as annual returns and annual accounts. This information also includes insolvency details, although this can take some time to be updated and made available to the public.
When a company enters administration, liquidation or receivership, the appointed insolvency practitioner is required to post announcements in the London Gazette. The Gazette also has a search facility.
There are three main types of liquidation:
The Companies House register can be used to find a company that is being wound up (liquidated) or if a company is in ‘provisional liquidation’. This means a court has frozen the assets of a company in advance of a hearing to decide if it should be liquidated.