Company registration numbers are issued to every limited company incorporated by Companies House in the United Kingdom. Your company registration numbers are an unique number to your company. Your company registration numbers are also known as company incorporation numbers or company numbers. Your company registration numbers is an official identification number for your company.
Format of company registration numbers
|Company with registered office in||Company incorporation numbers format|
|England and Wales||01234567|
Limited company with registered office address in England or Wales shall have 8 digits numbers starting with zero as its company incorporation number. For example, Fine Arts and Pictures Limited has a company registration number 08409295.
Limited company with registered office address in Scotland has slightly different company registration number format to that of companies registered in England and Wales. The company registration number shall start with SC followed by 6 digits numbers. SC is the abbreviation of Scotland. Scotland Company shall have company incorporation number read SC123456.
Limited company with registered office address in Belfast Northern Ireland shall have a company incorporation numbers starting with NI followed by 6 digits numbers. NI is the abbreviation of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Company shall have company incorporation number read NI123456.
Where to find my company registration numbers
Companies House website
Type in your company name in the company name search box of Companies House website as indicated and leave the company number search box blank and click Search.
Company incorporation certificate
Your company registration numbers is printed prominently on the certificate under your company names.
Company change of name certificate
If you have recently changed your company names, Companies House would have issued you with your company change of name certificate and your company registration numbers are printed clearly on the certificate. Take note that changing your company names would not change your original company registration numbers.
All letters from Companies House
All Companies House letters sent to your company’s registered office address would have your company registration numbers printed and used as reference.
The incorporation emails
Your company formation accountants may include your company registration numbers in the incorporation emails presenting you with the Memorandum and Articles of Association and the certificate of incorporation.
When do you require your company registration numbers
You would require to provide your company registration numbers in the following events.
- Opening a business bank account.
- Submit the form 64-8 authorizing your accountants
- Submit your CT41G form disclosing your trading status with HMRC.
- Register for value added tax (VAT)
- Registering for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) with HM Revenue and Customs when you start hiring staff or paying director.
- Submitting your company confirmation statement.
- Preparing your company accounts.
- Completing your corporation tax return.
- Making changes to your company details with Companies House through web filing services or printed paper forms.
- Display on your company website.
- Print on your company letterhead and stationery.