When setting up a UK Limited Company, Companies House requests a number of addresses from you. The main three that you’ll notice are the Registered Office address, the Service address and the Residential address. So how do they differ and how does your choice of address impact upon you and your business?
The Registered Office – This is the official address of your company and is on the public record. Mail from HMRC and Companies House is sent here. The company does not have to conduct their business here; because of this many people choose to use the address of their accountant or formation agent (with permission) as their Registered Office.
The Residential Address – This is where your Director actually lives. This is not on the public record and will only be disclosed to specified public authorities. The Residential Address can be an overseas address.
The Service Address – This is the official address of a company Director/s and is on the public record. The Director does not have to live at this address; they just need to be contactable via it (via Mail). Because of this many people choose to use the address of their accountant or formation agent (with permission) as their Service Address. The service address can be an overseas address.
Today (April the 8th) as part of our ongoing “Deal Of The Week” we at The Made Simple Group are offering one year’s use of our Service Address service for just £10 (normally £40) for all directors of a single company.