The name is already on the register. Whilst our system checks all company names before submission there are occasions when a company name gets past our checks. For example the company names QWERTY COM LIMITED and QWERTYCOM UK LIMITED are deemed to be the same as QWERTYCOM LIMITED by Companies House. This similarity would not be recognised by the machine name check on our website but a person at Companies House will see this as too similar.
The name contains a sensitive word. There are many words that are protected by Companies House. If your company name contains a sensitive word like, KING, ROYAL, DENTIST, ASSOCIATION etc. then it may be rejected. For more details on sensitive words please see the following link – Sensitive Words Companies House
Your details may be incomplete. If your application has some data missing (address, date of birth, etc.) then it may be rejected.
A business address has been given as a home address. If a home address looks commercial Companies House will question if it is the persons actual residential address. A home address must be supplied when requested but you can still use a commercial address as the directors service address.
Your share structure may be incorrect. Occasionally clients enter shares with a value of less than £0.01 per share. Unfortunately this is not permitted by Companies House.
You have appointed a person under 16 as a company officer. This is not allowed under the Companies Act 2006.
You have appointed another company to be the only director of the company. Sole corporate officers are not allowed under the Companies Act 2006.