What is a Sensitive Word / Name?
In company names some words are classed as sensitive, by Companies House and restrictions may apply. Consequently, Companies House will not register or change the name of a company if the name contains one of these words. However, some sensitive words will be allowed if the company registration is supported by a letter of justification.
To view a list of Companies House sensitive words, please click here.
Examples of sensitive words are Dental, Bank, Charity etc.
How can we get approval?
We will be happy to assist with obtaining approval to use a sensitive word. We cannot guarantee that approval can be given we will always try our best.
We will contact the relevant company/authority and we will try to obtain you approval to use a specific Sensitive Word.
How do we submit the approval to Companies House?
When you are applying to register your new company on our website, you have an option to add additional information which will enable you to upload the justification letter that we have obtained for you.
This will then be sent to Companies House along with the incorporation application for them to register your company.
If you require assistance with obtaining approval to use a sensitive word, please order this service from our UK Additional Services page.