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SIC codes for human health and social work 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 Q of the SIC codes for human health and social work 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 Q: SIC codes for human health and social work

SIC codeDescription
86101Hospital activities
86102Medical nursing home activities
86210General medical practice activities
86220Specialists medical practice activities
86230Dental practice activities
86900Other human health activities
87100Residential nursing care facilities
87200Residential care activities for learning difficulties, mental health and substance abuse
87300Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled
87900Other residential care activities n.e.c.
88100Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
88910Child day-care activities
88990Other social work activities without accommodation 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 child daycare 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 88910 Child day-care activities.

SIC codes for other businesses not related to human health and social work

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 child daycare 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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