It’s always made sense to put your company details on your website and on your emails – but now it’s the law.
If you’re a company in the UK then you need to update both your website and your email signature files now, or you will breach the Companies Act and risk a fine.
The First Company Law Amendment Directive came in on 1 January 2007, and you’re now required to put the following information on both your website and business emails:
- your company registration number
- place of registration (such as England and Wales)
- registered office address.
In addition, on your website you also need to include:
- Your company name, postal address and company email address
- The name of any trade bodies or professional associations that the business is part of, including membership or registration details.
- Your VAT number, even if the website is not being used for e-commerce transactions.
- Any prices on the website must clearly state whether they are inclusive or exclusive of tax and delivery costs .
All of this information only needs to be on your website once, for instance on your Contact Us page, or your Terms and Conditions.
OutLaw.com has a very useful article giving you the information you need.