This morning, out of curiosity, I did a quick search on five of my clients’ websites looking for Names and Trading Disclosure compliance – two of the five were in breach!  The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (SI2015/17) are not ‘new law’, in fact the concepts are extremely well ingrained, yet they often do seem to be overlooked.  Essentially, the Regulations say that companies and LLP’s should display on their websites, their:

  • Registered name
  • Part of the UK registered
  • Registered office address
  • Registered number

So, it is all pretty easy stuff to get right.

At a time when you may be looking at your privacy policy, ensuring it is website visible and GDPR compliant, it may be worth having a quick look at General Trading and Disclosure compliance too. It will hopefully help give the right impression and if nothing else it ensures your company or LLP and its officers are not committing an offence punishable by fine! Also, a word of warning, the Regulations don’t just apply to websites. They apply to letters, invoices, order forms and other forms of business communication too. For more information on how to be ‘compliant’ see  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incorporation-and-names/incorporation-and-names#disclosure-of-company-name-and-specified-other-information-trading-disclosures