When a UK company has a ‘Gazette Code Present’ flag in the Company Summary report or a ‘Gazette Status’ information section in its Corporate Overview report, it means the company is currently in—or has previously been in—one of multiple possible states of company liquidation or insolvency. As a company progresses through the various formal stages en route toward officially dissolving—or toward being restored to the Companies House register—each state gets registered at Companies House. The Companies House registrar publishes notices of those official actions in the Gazette, the official newspaper of record in the United Kingdom. There are three UK Gazettes: The London Gazette (for companies incorporated in England and Wales); the Edinburgh Gazette (for companies incorporated in Scotland); and the Belfast Gazette (for companies incorporated in Northern Ireland). Each Gazette is published weekly and has its own dedicated website, which can be accessed via the following link:www.gazettes-online.co.uk. The various Gazette Code states officially associated with a given company appear in the 'Gazette Status' section of Business Browser Corporate Overview reports (that section does not display for companies with no gazette code history).
More detailed Companies House information regarding the Striking Off, Dissolution and Restoration of UK companies can be found at http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/about/gbhtml/gp4.shtml.