Draft Legislation to Protect Residential Addresses on Companies House

Draft Legislation to Protect Residential Addresses on Companies House


The Government has released draft regulations aimed at enhancing the protection of individuals’ usual residential addresses (URA) from being publicly accessible at Companies House.

Under the new regulations, individuals would be allowed to suppress their URA from public view if it has previously been used as a company’s registered office address, a provision not currently available.

If the company in question has been dissolved, the individual must wait six months from the dissolution date before applying for suppression.

Companies House would still display the “outward code” of the address’s postcode, which includes the first three or four characters (e.g., BD24). If an address lacks an outward code, Companies House would leave the geographical area visible (e.g., “Brighton”).

However, individuals cannot hide their URA from public view if it remains the company’s current registered office address.

These changes would also apply to limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

If enacted, the regulations are set to take effect on 30 September 2024.



Gill Laing is a qualified Legal Researcher & Analyst with niche specialisms in Law, Tax, Human Resources, Immigration & Employment Law.

Gill is a Multiple Business Owner and the Managing Director of Prof Services - a Marketing Agency for the Professional Services Sector.

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