Rules for naming your business

Sensitive words and expressions in company names


Some words require the consent of a relevant body or must meet certain requirements before they can be used in a company or limited liability partnership (LLP) name. A copy of the consent must be sent to Companies House with the application to register your company or LLP.

See Companies House's list of prescribed and sensitive words and the bodies whose consent you may need to obtain.

  • Companies House Contact Centre
    0303 1234 500