The UK company law requires a limited company to display their company details on their official company stationery. For this purpose, official company stationery is any form of communications used exclusively for your business purposes. For example, you must include your company name on all your letters, promotional materials and so on.
Information to display on your stationery
Generally, you are to include the following information on your company secretary.
- company full name.
- company registration number.
- Registered office address.
- Country of registration whether your company was incorporated in England and Wales or Scotland or Northern Ireland.
- Official company logo.
Your official company stationery
Universally, your company stationery would include the following materials.
- Company letterhead.
- Marketing and advertising materials – your prospectus.
- Compliment slip.
- Business card.
- Sale invoice.
- Credit note.
- Company’s website.
- Business email signature.
- Company seal.
- Legal agreements or contracts.
- Official publications about your company.
However, they are different rules on what to include in your sale invoice. For instance, if your company has registered for Value Added Tax (VAT), then you must include your VAT number on your invoice. On the other hand, you do not need to add a VAT number if your company is not yet register for VAT.
Companies House filings
Additionally, you must also submit the following documents to Companies House every year for your UK company.
You can do it online. All you need is your company’s authentication code issued by Companies House. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.
If you require help with your UK company’s filings, contact us. Our accountants can help you.