Under the Companies Act 2006 you can now request that an address for a company officer is suppressed. If a director’s or secretary’s home address has previously been provided to Companies House public records it is now possible to get this information removed from documents that are available to the public. This is referred to as suppressing the information.
Company officers that no longer want the company history to show their address can request for the address to be suppressed.
However, if you have used your home address as the registered office for the company at any time this information cannot be removed from the public register. The registered office is part of the formal public records of a company.
The new rules allow you to have your address ‘obscured’ or blanked out on any public document recorded since 2003. In simple terms Companies House will place a black image over the relevant section of the document so that anyone downloading documents will not be able to see the address.