UK business website and email signature legislation

Written on January 6, 2012

Every company needs to list its company registration number, place of registration and registered office address on its website and in email signatures. Small and medium size companies are particularly at risk of fines as most do not include all of the essential information on their websites and in their email signatures.

Here’s a quick checklist to ensure that you comply with The Companies (Registrar, Languages and Trading Disclosure) Regulations 2006.¬†Every company website and email signature must include the following information:

  1. Company name
  2. Geographic address (including trading and registered names if these are different)
  3. Trading address
  4. Registered office address
  5. Company registration number and place of registration (e.g. company registered in England and Wales)
  6. If you are a member of a trade or professional association, membership details (including any registered number) should also be shown
  7. If the business has a VAT number it should be stated (prefixed with GB if it trades outside the UK)