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SIC codes for Administrative and support service businesses

You are required to specify a SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification. This article focuses on Section N of the SIC codes for Administrative and support service businesses. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U.

The Office for National Statistics refers to these SIC codes as the UK SIC 2007 codes and use them to produce statistics.

Section N: SIC codes for Administrative and support service activities

SIC codeDescription
77110Renting and leasing of cars and light motor vehicles
77120Renting and leasing of trucks and other heavy vehicles
77210Renting and leasing of recreational and sports goods
77220Renting of video tapes and disks
77291Renting and leasing of media entertainment equipment
77299Renting and leasing of other personal and household goods
77310Renting and leasing of agricultural machinery and equipment
77320Renting and leasing of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment
77330Renting and leasing of office machinery and equipment (including computers)
77341Renting and leasing of passenger water transport equipment
77342Renting and leasing of freight water transport equipment
77351Renting and leasing of air passenger transport equipment
77352Renting and leasing of freight air transport equipment
77390Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods n.e.c.
77400Leasing of intellectual property and similar products, except copyright works
78101Motion picture, television and other theatrical casting activities
78109Other activities of employment placement agencies
78200Temporary employment agency activities
78300Human resources provision and management of human resources functions
79110Travel agency activities
79120Tour operator activities
79901Activities of tourist guides
79909Other reservation service activities n.e.c.
80100Private security activities
80200Security systems service activities
80300Investigation activities
81100Combined facilities support activities
81210General cleaning of buildings
81221Window cleaning services
81222Specialised cleaning services
81223Furnace and chimney cleaning services
81229Other building and industrial cleaning activities
81291Disinfecting and exterminating services
81299Other cleaning services
81300Landscape service activities
82110Combined office administrative service activities
82190Photocopying, document preparation and other specialised office support activities
82200Activities of call centres
82301Activities of exhibition and fair organisers
82302Activities of conference organisers
82911Activities of collection agencies
82912Activities of credit bureaus
82920Packaging activities
82990Other business support service activities n.e.c.
Source: Companies House

Choose the correct SIC codes for your business

You are required to specify at least one SIC code that closely represents your business activity when you complete your confirmation statement for Companies House.

For example, if you are providing tourists guides services and you are using a limited company for these business activities, you would require to submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months. You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post.

In your confirmation statement CS01 form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, the SIC codes that represent your business activity is 79901 Activities of tourist guides,

SIC codes for other businesses not related to Administrative and support service

Click here for a list of SIC codes for other business activities not listed above.

Disclose your business activity in your company accounts

You are also required to disclose your business activities in your company accounts. Usually, the disclosure is in the format of a description rather than using the SIC codes.

For example, you would write in your director’s report under Principal activities heading something like this.

“The principal activity of the company is that of providing tourists guides services. There has been no change in the business activity during the year or since the balance sheet date. The director is of the view that the company is well-positioned for the future.”

The director’s report is part of your company accounts.

If you require help with your company’s filings with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs, feel free to contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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