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20-03-2019
Removing your home address from the public register

Since April 2018 company directors and other eligible people such as company secretaries, people with significant control (PSC) and LLP members can apply to remove their personal addresses from the UK’s official company register on Companies House.

Prior to the introduction of this law it was only possible for a director to ask for their personal address to be hidden from personal view if they could demonstrate that they were at a serious personal risk of violence or intimidation.

Company directors and others are still required to provide an alternative correspondence address if they are appointed to a live company. If they are no longer appointed to a company, then an alternative address is not required and only the first half of their postcode will be made available to the public.

Planning note

There is a charge of £55 per document where a director wants to suppress their home address. The option to remove your home address from the public register is not available if the home address is the same as the company’s registered office address.

Source: Companies House | 20-03-2019

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