Sensitive Words in Company Names Permission Required

The following words are also deemed sensitive by Companies House and in most cases specific permission is required from the relevant government body or organisation. In many cases SFS may be able to offer further advice so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Charity, Charitable
Head of Status
Charity Commission
Woodfield House
Tangier
Taunton TA1 4BL
For recognition as a Scottish charity
Inland Revenue
FICO (Scotland)
Trinity Park House
South Trinity Road
Edinburgh
EH5 3SD

Contact Lens
The Registrar
General Optical Council
41 Harley Street
London W1N 2DJ

Dental, Dentistry
The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1M 8DQ

District Nurse, Health Visitor, Midwife, Midwifery, Nurse, Nursing The Registrar & Chief Executive
United Kingdom Central
Council for Nursing,
Midwifery and Health Visiting
23 Portland Place
London W1N 3AF

Health Centre
Office of the Solicitor
Department of Health &
Social Security
48 Carey Street
London WC2A 2LS

Health Service
Department of Health
Room 2N35A
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7UE

Police
Pauline Laybourne
Briefing and Honours Team
CRCSG Change and Support Unit
3rd Floor A
Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

To use the word Police in Scotland
The Scottish Ministers
Police Division
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh EH1 3DG

Polytechnic
Department of Education and Science
FHE 1B
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3BT

Pregnancy, Termination, Abortion
Department of Health
Area 423
Wellington House
133-135 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UG

Royal, Royale, Royalty, King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Windsor, Duke,
If your company is to be based in England
His/Her Majesty
Grant Bavister
Department for Constitutional Affairs,
Constitutional Policy Division,
6th Floor, Selborne House
54 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QW

If your company is to be based in Wales)
The National Assembly for Wales
Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NQ

If your company is to be based in Scotland
The Scottish Ministers
Civil Law and Legal Aid Division
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh EH11 3XD

Special School
Department for Education and Employment
Schools 2 Branch
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3BT

University
Privy Council Office
2 Carlton Gardens
London SW1Y 5AA

For further information or advice on any company names do not hesitate to contact the team at SFS.

April 2006

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