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 J of the SIC codes for Information and communication 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 J: SIC codes for Information and communication
|58120||Publishing of directories and mailing lists|
|58130||Publishing of newspapers|
|58141||Publishing of learned journals|
|58142||Publishing of consumer and business journals and periodicals|
|58190||Other publishing activities|
|58210||Publishing of computer games|
|58290||Other software publishing|
|59111||Motion picture production activities|
|59112||Video production activities|
|59113||Television programme production activities|
|59120||Motion picture, video and television programme post-production activities|
|59131||Motion picture distribution activities|
|59132||Video distribution activities|
|59133||Television programme distribution activities|
|59140||Motion picture projection activities|
|59200||Sound recording and music publishing activities|
|60200||Television programming and broadcasting activities|
|61100||Wired telecommunications activities|
|61200||Wireless telecommunications activities|
|61300||Satellite telecommunications activities|
|61900||Other telecommunications activities|
|62011||Ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development|
|62012||Business and domestic software development|
|62020||Information technology consultancy activities|
|62030||Computer facilities management activities|
|62090||Other information technology service activities|
|63110||Data processing, hosting and related activities|
|63910||News agency activities|
|63990||Other information 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 a publishing house and you are using a limited company for this business activity 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 related publishing business activities are as follows:
- 58110 Book publishing
- 58120 Publishing of directories and mailing lists
- 58130 Publishing of newspapers
- 58141 Publishing of learned journals
- 58142 Publishing of consumer and business journals and periodical
- 58190 Other publishing activities
SIC codes for other businesses not related to Information and communication
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 book publication. 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.
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