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