Renaming Your Company

It’s always best to chose a good name for your business at the outset , but in case you hadn’t, it is possible to change the name of a limited company after it’s registered.

You must first check to make sure that the new name you have chosen is available.  This can be done online using Comapnies House WebCHeck service.  This service is available from Monday to Saturday 7.00am to 12 Midnight (UK time)

There is a fee of £10 (at the time of writing), which must be paid to Companies House before the name change is effected.

The process takes about 5 working days from the receipt of the request at Companies House.  Alternatively, there is a same day service for £50, which may be worth considering if time is particularly critical.

On the change of name, a new certification of incorporation will also be issued.

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