We have created a simple guide to assist our new customers in understanding the difference between the various addresses used in company formation. We also explain our company address services, that are available to our customers to maintain the privacy of their home address and enhance their corporate image.
Please call our friendly 24/7 Customer Service Team if you need advice.
A registered office is the statutory address of a limited company or LLP. You must provide registered office details for Companies House when you incorporate a company or LLP in the UK.
Government agencies (such as Companies House and HMRC), will then post all of your official company mail to this address. It will also be disclosed on the public register of companies.
A registered office must be a full physical address (not a PO Box Number) that is situated in the UK jurisdiction where a company or LLP is registered, which will be England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Official government mail is classified as mail from any UK government body, as well as Court documents.
No. Company directors, shareholders (who are also persons with significant control), and company secretaries must each provide Companies House with a service address which will be displayed on the public register.
If you would like to use our London or Glasgow address for this purpose you must purchase a separate Service Address for each individual officer.
No. Our Registered Office service can only be used for the receipt and forwarding of statutory mail. However, our London or Glasgow addresses are available to use for general business correspondence via our Business Address service.
Purchasing the business address service will allow you to have all general business mail delivered to our address and then forwarded to an address of your choice.
Unlike the registered office and service addresses (where the amount of mail received on an annual basis is a known quantity), we have no idea just how much business mail we will receive for each client.
For example, we could be processing and forwarding several items of mail on a daily basis and so we have to charge for the postage, as the cost of the postage would far outstrip the annual service fee.
No, the initial cost of our address services is the same as the renewal cost, as you can see above.
However, we do heavily discount our services (including addresses, VAT registration, etc.) if they are purchased with our company formation packages.