Are your business emails compliant?

11th Jun 21

Are your business emails compliant? Were you aware they needed to be?

Not many business owners are aware of the rule which all business emails must adhere to, but not doing it could land you with a fine of up to £1000.

The UK Companies Act 2006 states that if you run a private or public company, or a Limited Liability Partnership, you must include the following details into your business email footer:

  • Company name
  • Company registration number
  • Place of registration (e.g. Scotland or England & Wales)
  • Registered office address (which may be different from the office you trade from)

All outgoing business emails must now contain this data, so all your staff should be using the same email footer and details.

It’s sensible to create a legally sound template footer that can used company-wide. Here’s our footer which is compliant and contains all that is needed.

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail..

AccountAbility-Plus and The Rainbird Partnership are trading names of The Rainbird Partnership Ltd.   Registered in England No. 05060850.  VAT Registration No. 203 1994 29

If you are a sole trader, the requirement does not apply.

AccountAbility Plus

At AccountAbility Plus our team are on hand to help you set up your own business and support you throughout the process. Our outsourced services include registration with Companies House and ensuring your business is compliant from day one.

We can also help with corporation tax and VAT applications, contracts and payroll schemes for employees, assisting in the creation of policies and procedures and more.

We are here to help and advise you with any services so that you can focus your time and energy on running and growing your own business. To find out more about our expert services to ensure your business is compliant, visit us online or chat with us via phone today.