New laws to protect home addresses at Companies House

A change to data suppression laws will help you or your clients remove their home addresses from publicly available company documents.

The law has been changed to make it easier to remove home addresses from the company register. This applies to company directors and others such as secretaries, people with significant control (PSC) and LLP members, whose home address is publicly available on company documents.

To remove a home address you can apply – at a cost of £55 for each document you want to suppress.

You must provide an alternative correspondence address if you’re still appointed to a live company, such as a current director. This will replace your home address on the public register.

If you’re no longer appointed to a company, you do not need to provide an alternative address. Instead, only the first half of your postcode will be available to the public.

You cannot use this process to remove a home address if you’ve used it as a company’s registered office.

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