What is the Companies House register?


Morning, all. We are contemplating incorporating a company. We are a bit confused by all of this address talk, though. All of the sites seem to warn about addresses going on the Companies House register. What is that, and why does that matter? Thank you in advance for your help.



The Companies House register is the official government register of UK companies. All corporate information displayed on this register is available to the public.

When you register a limited company or limited liability partnership in the UK, your application will be processed by Companies House. All of the information you provide on the application will be added to the public register of companies when your registration is approved. The only details that will remain private are:

  • Director’s day of birth - the month and year will be displayed on the register.
  • Director’s usual residential address - unless you use it as a registered office or service address.

There is nothing to be concerned about. The reason for the disclosure of such information is to make it as easy as possible for the public to monitor the activities of UK companies and determine who owns and manages them. This transparency makes the UK a reliable and trusted place to do business because it enables people to make informed decisions about which companies they want to be involved with.

Click here to find out how Companies House treats your personal data.

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