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Company business stationery rules now affects Email & Websites

This new legislation seems to have gone unnoticed by most businesses so I thought I’d give it a quick mention.

The Companies Act of 1985 already requires that a company’s name should appear clearly in all its business letters, cheques and other documents. But from 1 January 2007, a company’s name should also appear clearly on all its websites. Also, the company’s business letters, order forms and websites have to include fuller particulars, namely:

  • the company’s place of registration and registered number
  • the address of its registered office
  • in the case of an investment company, the fact that it is such a company
  • in the case of a limited company exempt from the obligation to use the word “limited” in its name, the fact that it is a limited company

All these requirements apply whether the document is in hard copy or electronic or any other form.

You can read more here: Companies House & Business Link