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Navigating the New Companies House Regulations with a Registered Company Address Service

For small business owners in the UK, a significant moment is on the horizon as the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill becomes law, leading to crucial changes at Companies House. Below we highlight common concerns raised by customers and explain how our registered company address service is designed to help.

New Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill 2023

As Louise Smyth, Chief Executive and Registrar of Companies, highlights, these adjustments aim to combat economic crime, enhance data reliability, and promote transparency in the business world. However, these changes have raised concerns among small business owners, especially regarding the new requirement that mandates physical addresses as registered offices, eliminating the option of using PO Boxes.

Understanding Small Business Concerns

The impending changes at Companies House have sparked several concerns among small business owners:

  1. Privacy and Security: Many businesses, particularly small ones, opt for virtual addresses to protect their home addresses and minimise the risk of unsolicited visits and potential security threats.
  2. Cost Implications: Renting physical office space can be a significant expense for small businesses. Virtual addresses have traditionally provided an affordable solution. The mandatory physical address requirement may lead to increased overheads.
  3. Administrative Burden: Small business owners are often overwhelmed with responsibilities. The new requirements may seem like an additional administrative burden, as procuring a physical office address is likely to be impractical.
  4. Competitive Edge: Small businesses may fear that having a physical address may jeopardise their competitive edge, especially if they wish to expand their reach nationally or internationally.

Addressing Concerns with a Registered Company Address Service

We recognise these concerns and offer a fully compliant Registered Company Address service, which not only complies with the new regulations but also offers substantial benefits to your business:

  1. Privacy and Security: Virtually There prioritises your privacy and security. Your home address remains confidential, and your registered office is a secure, fully compliant location.
  2. Cost-Effective: Our service is budget-friendly, especially when compared to renting physical office space. You gain the benefits of a prestigious registered office address without the costs.
  3. Administrative Ease: We streamline the process, allowing you to concentrate on your core business activities while we manage administrative requirements, including mail handling.
  4. Competitive Advantage: With our Registered Company Address service, you can maintain a prestigious physical address, even in major cities, which enhances your company’s credibility and reputation.

Compliance with New Regulations

Our Registered Company Address service ensures that your business aligns with the new Companies House regulations. The service guarantees a physical address, meeting the forthcoming requirements.


The pending changes in UK company law represent a significant moment for Companies House, but they need not be a source of stress for small business owners. 

Embrace the shift with our Registered Company Address service, which offers a compliant, secure, and cost-effective solution. Maintain your privacy, control costs, reduce administrative burdens, and remain competitive in the ever-evolving business landscape. Rather than seeing the changes as an obstacle, view them as an opportunity to strengthen your online business presence and build trust with customers and partners.

Paul Sandquest

Head of Marketing

Paul is Head of Marketing at Virtually There and has over a decade of experience supporting businesses across the globe.

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