Northern Ireland and Northern Irish

Northern Ireland and Northern Irish are sensitive words. You should only contact the Northern Ireland Assembly if the name is likely to imply a connection with this body. You must provide a letter or email of non-objection from this body.

Northern Ireland Assembly

AddressNorthern Ireland Assembly
Parliament Buildings
Belfast
BT4 3XX
Emailinfo@niassembly.gov.uk
Source: GOV.UK

Correspondingly, you must include a letter of non-objection from the Welsh Government in your incorporation application to Companies House.

DO NOT imply a connection with the Northern Ireland Assembly

If use of Northern Ireland or Northern Irish in your company name does not imply a connection with the Northern Ireland Assembly, you may send your incorporation application to Companies House directly.

Use of this word at the start of your company name

If you wish to use this word at the start of your proposed company name or ‘of Northern Ireland’ anywhere in the name, you will need to demonstrate that the company is pre-eminent or very substantial in its sector.

You should also provide the views or supporting evidence from an independent source, such as a trade association or other private or public body you work with.

Your company’s registered office must be in Northern Ireland.

In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be in Northern Ireland. At the same time, you must confirm your registered office address with your application.

Use of this word is not the first word in your company name

If this word is not the first word in your proposed company name it will normally be allowed if the company’s registered office is in Northern Ireland.

In the case of your business name, the principal place of business must be in Northern Ireland. Again, you must confirm your registered office address with your application.

company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.

How to register a company?

Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of Northern Ireland or Northern Irish in your company name.

Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.

Maintain your limited company

After your company has been successfully incorporated. There are a few documents you must file with the UK Authorities every year.

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.

Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts. Concise Accountants offers fixed fee accounts packages to limited companies to take care of your company accounts and corporation tax return. The packages are suitable for startup businesses and small companies. Feel free to contact our accountants to discuss.

Other sensitive or reserved words

Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.

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