Government announces changes to list of restricted company names

07-10-2013 10:37

The Minister for Business announced on 4 October 2013 that, following responses to its consultation, it intends to reduce the number of “sensitive” words for which companies currently have to seek approval prior to incorporating the names at Companies House.

There are currently 150 words on the restricted list which need prior approval.  Examples of words which will no longer need approval are “European” and “International”.   Words which will remain on the list include “University” and “Charity”.

For more information on the changes, see the press release on the government website:

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