University is a sensitive word. You must seek permission from the relevant body to use this word in your proposed company or business name.
Which body is relevant to seek permission is dependent on where your company’s registered office is situated. For example, If your company’s registered office is situation in England, then you must contact the Department of Education in England and Wales.
Likewise, If you wish to use this word in your business name, the relevant contact body will depend on the location of the principal place of business. For example, if this is in Scotland you must contact the Scottish Government.
England and Wales
|Address||Higher Education Governance Team|
Department for Education
2 St Paul’s Place
125 Norfolk Street
|Address||Department of Education|
Higher Education Governance Team
|Legislation||a Welsh company as specified in s.88 Companies Act 2006|
You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.
You must include a copy of the letter or email of non-objection from the relevant body in your company incorporation application to Companies House.
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. Concurrently, we will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of University 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 prepare and submit 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 on board and 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 or reserved words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.