Companies must adhere to the following trading disclosure requirements.
A company must display:
The above must be displayed on all of the following:
The purpose of these requirements is so that the legal identity of every company is open and available to anyone who has, or may have, dealings with that company.
A company does not have to state its directors’ names on its business letters unless it chooses to. However, if the company decides to include the names then it must state the names of all of its directors.
Where a company is part of an overseas company, then the company must ensure that its name and country of incorporation are displayed in every location in the United Kingdom where that company carries on business.
It is a criminal offence if a company breaches any of these mandatory requirements which are punishable by a fine. The Company and its officers who do not comply may be found liable.
In addition to the above, a company that is VAT registered must state its VAT number on any invoices.