Get it right: display of company information

July 17, 2017

A response to our clients' frequent questions on the topic.  

The name of the registered company
You must display the name of your registered company
  • at its registered office and any other premises where your company carries on business or where documents can be inspected (in general, this is the registered address);
  • on any company communication including business letters, invoices, complimentary slips, order forms and on websites, emails and social media accounts controlled by the company;

Additional information
Additionally, you must display the following information about your company in any business letters and emails, order forms and websites you control:
  • The part of the UK in which the company is registered (i.e. England and Wales, or Wales, or Scotland, or Northern Ireland);
  • The company’s registered number;
  • If a company is exempt from the obligation to use the word ‘limited’ as part of its name, the fact that it is a limited company;
 
DIRECTORS’ NAMES
You can choose to state your company directors’ names on business communication. If you do so you must state all your company directors’ names or none at all.
 
Example
This website is operated by …
This email is from …
Letter head/complimentary slip/invoice etc:
 
NEWCOR Limited trading as ‘BestCo’ [if registered name is different from trading name] is a company limited by shares registered in England and Wales [or Wales or Scotland or Northern Ireland] under company no. 1000000, with registered office at [address of your registered office] 
Directors: [list names of all or none]
 
DEFAULT
Failure to comply with the legal requirements without reasonable excuse, constitutes a criminal offence and renders the company and every officer who is in default liable to a fine of up to £1,000. For continued default, the company and every officer may be liable for a fine of up to £100 per day.
(Section 84 of CA 2006 and Regulation 28 of CLLPBR 2015)
 
For further information on disclosure of company information please contact James Ware, Partner, james.ware@jwssllp.com or Joanna Stephenson, Partner, joanna.stephenson@jwssllp.com
 
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