When forming a company, there are several words, names or expressions that are protected. These are called sensitive words. The list of sensitive words within company names is quite extensive. It includes some words or expressions that you may expect to see like ‘charity’ and others that you may be more surprised to see included.
The following lists shows the words or expressions that are deemed as sensitive. Many of these names can be used within a company name quite simply whilst others require supporting information or approval from the relevant authority. If you need to clarify the latest list please contact Companies House.