Companies Act 2006

The Companies Act 2006 requires websites and email disclaimers to provide standard information about the nature and incorporation of the company entity...

The Companies Act 2006 reforms company law and restates the greater part of the enactments relating to companies; makes other provision relating to companies and other forms of business organisation; makes provision about directors' disqualification, business names, auditors and actuaries; and amends Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002.

Business information

Company web sites and email disclaimers must disclose the following information:

  • Registered name of company
  • Place of registration (e.g. England)
  • Registered number
  • Address of registered office
  • When company name is exempt from ‘limited’
  • When company is a private community interest or investment company
  • If there is reference to share capital, this must be a reference to paid-up share capital

Supervision and enforcement

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills supervises the regime with enforcement done by Companies House


Companies Act 2006