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Business Names Act 1985

Business Names Act 1985

Postby inshallah » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Is the Business Names Act 1985 still in force ?. I notice the requirement to state the owner of the
trading name ,such as for example " Fred Bloggs Ltd trading as Fred Bloggs " on any trading website.

If the Act is still in force what would be the consequence of NOT stating the trading name
and instead just saying "Fred Bloggs" ?

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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 pm

No. It was repealed by the Companies Act 2006.
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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby inshallah » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:46 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:No. It was repealed by the Companies Act 2006.


Ah ok thanks. I am looking that 2006 Act now but cannot work out the answer as regards that
Act as to whether Corporation needs to state that the name used is its trading name or
not ,on its website. In other words , if Fred Bloggs Ltd needs to make clear that "Fred Bloggs"
is a trading name of Fred Bloggs Ltd , or not ?.
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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby atticus » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:48 pm

The full legal name of a limited company must be shown on its documents, invoices etc.
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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby inshallah » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:51 pm

atticus wrote:The full legal name of a limited company must be shown on its documents, invoices etc.


Yes thanks. Ok so if they ONLY state "Fred Bloggs" on the website as the owner and operator
MUST they make clear that that name is a trading name of "Fred Bloggs LIMITED" and with
company number etc ?
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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:52 pm

See s. 82 of the Act, and the Regulations made under it.
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Re: Business Names Act 1985

Postby inshallah » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:06 pm

Smouldering Stoat wrote:See s. 82 of the Act, and the Regulations made under it.


Thanks that's useful.
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