Restrict disclosure of your personal information

You can apply to Restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are at risk because of the industry or sector your business is in or were involved.

You can apply to restrict disclosure of your personal information if you are a company director or a person with significant control (PSC) or a person registering a charge.

Furs trade

For example, if your business is involved furs brokerage and it is licensed under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. you can apply to Companies House to Restrict disclosure of your personal information. For example, your home address to be removed from the Companies House register and not shared with credit reference agencies due to risk of violence or intimidation.

At present, many countries have banned furs trade due to concern with animals cruelty. According to The Fur Free Alliance, with more than 50 animal protection organisations worldwide, the following countries have joined to ban furs trade or farming.

United KingdomEstoniaThe Netherlands
AustriaIrelandNew Zealand
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIndiaNorway
BelgiumJapanSerbia
BulgariaLithuaniaSlovenia
BrazilLos AngelesSlovakia
Czech republicLuxembourgSan Francisco
California stateMontenegroUkraine
CroatiaThe Republic of MacedoniaWest Hollywood

Forms to complete to remove your personal information from Companies House register

Form NoPurpose of the form
SR01An application under section 1088 by an individual
SR02Application under section 1088 by a company
SR03Application under section 1088 by a person who registers a charge
SR04Application under section 243 by an individual
SR05Application under section 243 by a company
SR06Application under section 243 by a subscriber
SR07Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by an individual
SR08Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a company
SR09Application under sections 790ZF & 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR10Application under section 790ZF by an individual
SR11Application under section 790ZF by a company
SR12Application under section 790ZF by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR13Application under section 790ZG by an individual
SR14Application under section 790ZG by a company
SR15Application under section 790ZG by a subscriber to a memorandum
SR16Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by an individual who is a section 243 beneficiary
SR17Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a company on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR18Abbreviated application under section 790ZF by a subscriber on behalf of a section 243 beneficiary
SR19Abbreviated application under section 243 by an individual if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR20Abbreviated application under section 243 by a company if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
SR21Abbreviated application under section 243 by a subscriber if a successful determination under section 790ZF has been made
Source: Companies House

How to get the relevant forms?

You must the Secure Register Team at Companies House. You can download the SR01 form from the Companies House website. All other forms, you just call Companies House, they will advise you about the process and give you the relevant (coloured paper) forms. You must only use the coloured paper forms provided by Companies House.

Please send your completed forms to Companies House.

AddressThe Registrar of Companies
PO Box 4082
Cardiff
CF14 3WE
Telephone02920 348354
EmailDSR@companieshouse.gov.uk

File documents with Companies House securely

Companies House will provide an ID number for an individual PSC. You must use this ID number when communicate with Companies House after your protection is granted.

Also, if you are a director or a PSC and your home address is protected, you must tick the section 243 or section 790ZF protection box on each document you are filing.

If you are a PSC and all your information is protected then file on paper only. This includes:

Then send the completed forms to Companies House to the address stated above.

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