What Company Stationery Information?

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Company Stationery Information
To limit personal liability and for tax purposes, many small businesses incorporate and become limited companies.

On incorporation, a company must provide company stationery information on letterheads, invoices, official orders, delivery notes, cheques and so forth.

Company websites must also provide certain company information.

Below, I have summarised some of the legal requirements of the Companies Act.

Information Required on Company Stationery

The following information must be clearly shown on company stationery:

    • The full name of the company as shown on the Certificate of Incorporation including the word ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. See note below.
    • Place of registration: ‘registered in England & Wales’, ‘registered in Scotland’ etc. depending where it was registered.
    • The company registration number as shown on the Certificate of Incorporation.
    • The registered office address as recorded at Companies House and shown as the ‘registered office’ if the trading address is different.
    • All company cheques must show the word ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’ as above, if not, the signatory will be liable for the value of the cheque if it is not honoured.

Note: There is no difference between ‘Limited’ and ‘Ltd’. These two suffixes are interchangeable if the company has the full ‘Limited’ suffix on the Certificate of Incorporation. If, on the Certificate of Incorporation the suffix is ‘Ltd’, then only ‘Ltd’ can be used and not ‘Limited’.

Information Required on Company Websites

As with official company stationery, the company websites also have to include certain information as follows:

  • The full name of the company as shown on the Certificate of Incorporation including the word ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’. See note above.
  • Place of registration: ‘registered in England & Wales’, ‘registered in Scotland’ etc. depending where it was registered.
  • The company registration number as shown on the Certificate of Incorporation.
  • The registered office address as recorded at Companies House and shown as the ‘registered office’ if the trading address is different.

This information does not need to be on every page but it must be easy to find. Some web sites show the information in the footer section of every page but it can be simply put on the Contact page.

Disclaimer

The above is not exhaustive and is for guidance only and you should consult your accountant or other professional adviser before taking action on any of the above. See the Disclaimer

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