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UK new rules on stationery content

Changes to business stationery rules

As from 1st January 2007 the following applies to –

Business Stationery

Whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form:

A company must state its name, in legible lettering, on the following -

  • all the company's business letters, order forms;
  • all its notices and other official publi­cations;
  • all bills of exchange, promissory notes, endor­sements, cheques and orders for money or goods purporting to be signed by, or on behalf of, the company;
  • all its bills of parcels, invoices, receipts and letters of credit
  • on all its websites

On all of its business letters, order forms or any of the company’s web sites, the company must show in legible lettering –

  • its place of regis­tra­tion
  • registered number
  • its registered office address
  • and if it is being wound up, that fact,

Whenever an email is used where its paper equivalent would be caught by the stationery requ­ire­ments then that email is also subject to the requ­ire­ments

The above also applies to Limited Liability Partnerships.