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Sensitive words for UK company formations

Some words are classed as sensitive by Companies House. Consequently, they will not form nor change the name of a company if the name contains one of these words. However, some words would be accepted if the own name company registration is accompanied by a letter of justification for the use of that name. Specifically, if your company name is to include any of the words "group", "holdings", or "international" (or common variations of these words) then you will need to submit a letter of justification. Templates for these can be found at the bottom of this page.

For other sensitive words, the relevant regulatory board would need to be contacted. For example to use the word "optician" or "optometrist", The Registrar General Optical Council would need to be contacted.

For more information, please contact us.

Please note that plurals of the words listed are also classed as sensitive.

Once you have checked that your desired company name doesn't have any sensitive words in, you can check to see if it is available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W
ACCREDIT ACCREDITATION
ACCREDITED ACCREDITING
ADJUDICATOR ASSOCIATION
ASSURANCE ASSURER
AUDIT OFFICE AUDITOR GENERAL
BANC BANK
BANKING BENEVOLENT
BREATAINN BREATANNACH
BRENHINIAETH BRENHINOL
BRENIN BRITAIN
BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHARITABLE CHARITY
CHARTER CHARTERED
CHILD MAINTENANCE CHILD SUPPORT
CO-OPERATIVE COIMISEAN
COMHAIRLE COMISIWN
COMMISSION COUNCIL
CYNGOR DENTAL
DENTISTRY DIÙC
DUG DUKE
EI FAWRHYDI ENGLAND
ENGLISH FEDERATION
FOUNDATION FRIENDLY SOCIETY
FUND GOVERNMENT
GWASANAETH IECHYD HEALTH CENTRE
HEALTH SERVICE HEALTH VISITOR
HER MAJESTY HIS MAJESTY
HPSS (Health and Personal Social Services) HSC (Health and Social Care)
INSPECTORATE INSTITUTE
INSTITUTION INSURANCE
INSURER JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT
KING LICENSING
LLYWODRAETH MEDICAL CENTRE
MIDWIFE MIDWIFERY
MÒRACHD MUTUAL
NHS NORTHERN IRELAND
NORTHERN IRISH NURSE
NURSING OIFIS SGRÙDAIDH
OILTHIGH OMBUDSMAN
OMBWDSMON PARLAMAID
PARLIAMENT PARLIAMENTARIAN
PARLIAMENTARY PATENT
PATENTEE POLICE
POLYTECHNIC POST OFFICE
PRIFYSGOL PRINCE
PRIONNSA PRYDAIN
PRYDEINIG QUEEN
REASSURANCE REASSURER
REGISTRAR REGULATOR
REINSURANCE REINSURER
RIAGHALTAS RÌGH
RIOGHACHD AONAICHTE RÌOGHAIL
RÌOGHALACHD ROYAL
ROYALTY SCOTLAND
SCOTTISH SENEDD
SHEFFIELD SIAMBR FASNACH
SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY
SPECIAL SCHOOL STANDARDS
STOCK EXCHANGE SWYDDFA ARCHWILIO
TEYRNAS GYFUNOL TEYRNAS UNEDIG
TRADE UNION TRIBUNAL
TRUST TYWYSOG
UNDERWRITE UNDERWRITING
UNIVERSITY WALES
WELSH WINDSOR
 

Template letters for names including "group", "holdings", or "international"

Download the appropriate template letter, modify it to suit your company details, print it out on company headed notepapre and post or fax it to us when you submit your company order.

Once you have checked that your desired company name doesn't have any sensitive words in, you can check to see if it is available.

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