Dormant Companies in the UK, do they need a Registered Office?

All companies in the United Kingdom need to have Registered Office Address even if they are not trading. This is legally required for all UK registered companies and LLP's.

Companies are required under the Companies Act to be able to receive official government mail from Companies House and HMRC at all times.

If you fail to keep up to date an operational Registered Office Address - Companies House will take action to strike off the company from the official register.

Companies House and HMRC will send out frequent notices to companies regarding their statutory requirements and filing dates. If this official correspondence is not accepted at your company address, even if your company is dormant, then action will be taken against the company and possibly its directors.

So, yes – even if a company is dormant, it still requires a Registered Office Address.

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