Guidance

Annex B: Words and expressions that could imply a connection with a government department, a devolved administration or a local or specified public authority

Updated 28 April 2017

1. Words and expressions that could imply a connection with a government department, a devolved administration or a local or specified public authority

1.1 Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board / Accounting Council / Actuarial Council / Audit and Assurance Council

To use these expressions or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

enquiries@frc.org.uk

Financial Reporting Council
8th Floor
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AS

1.2 Agency

You can use this word in your proposed name provided it does not imply a connection with a government department or body, a devolved administration or a local or specified public authority.

1.3 Assembly

You can use this word in your proposed name provided it does not imply a connection with a government department or body, a devolved administration or a local or specified public authority.

1.4 Border Agency / Border Force

The use of these expressions in a proposed name could imply a connection with the UK Border Force or UK Visas and Immigration, (both part of the Home Office).

If you proceed with your application, you must include a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from:

public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Home Office
Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

1.5 Cabinet Office

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

1.6 Cadw

To use this word in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Cadw
Welsh Government
Plas Carew
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed
Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QQ

1.7 Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales / CISSW

To use this expression (including the abbreviation CSSIW) or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

cssiw@wales.gsi.gov.uk

CSSIW
Welsh Government Office
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1UZ

1.8 Crime Squad / Criminal Intelligence Service

As these expressions imply a connection with activities carried out by the National Crime Agency (NCA), you must provide an email or letter of non-objection from:

communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF

1.9 Crown Estate

The Crown Estate manages property and land owned by the Queen on behalf of the UK Government. To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk

The Crown Estate
16 New Burlington Place
London
W1S 2HX

1.10 Employment Medical Advisory Service / EMAS

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

England, Wales and Scotland

mailto:advice@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

Northern Ireland

emasmail@hseni.gov.uk

Health & Safety Executive for Northern
Ireland
83 Ladas Drive
Belfast
BT6 9FR

1.11 Further Education / Higher Education

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

England

enquiries@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Department for Business, Innovation
& Skills
Higher Education Governance
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Northern Ireland

info@delni.gov.uk

Department for Employment and Learning
Head of Higher Education, Finance &
Governance
39-49 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 FD8

Scotland

ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Scottish Government
Higher Education Governance Team
Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LG

Wales

brandingqueries@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

1.12 Home Office

If this expression implies a connection with the UK government department, you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Home Office
Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

1.13 Industrial and Provident Society

Industrial and Provident Societies in England, Wales and Scotland are now called Registered Societies. Industrial and Provident Societies still exist in Northern Ireland. You cannot use this expression in a company or business name. For further information, contact:

England, Wales and Scotland

consumer.queries@fca.org.uk

Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

Northern Ireland

information@detini.gov.uk

Department of Enterprise Trade and
Investment
Netherleigh
Massey Avenue
Belfast
BT4 2JP

1.14 Lord Advocate

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

enquiries@advocategeneral.gsi.gov.uk

Advocate General
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

1.15 Notary / Notary public / Notarial

To use this word/expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email confirming you are authorised to use this title from:

England & Wales

faculty.office@1thesanctary.com

The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

Northern Ireland

info@lawsoc-ni.org

Law Society of Northern Ireland
96 Victoria Street
Belfast
BT1 3GN

Scotland

lawscot@lawsot.org.uk

The Law Society of Scotland
26 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh
EH3 7YR

1.16 Nuclear Installation

To use this expression or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

ONRenquiries@onr.gsi.gov.uk

Office for Nuclear Regulation
Building 4 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

1.17 Office of the Public Guardian

To use this expression or anything similar in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk

Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

1.18 Primary Education

You can use this expression provided it does not imply a connection with education services provided by a local authority, a government department or a devolved administration.

1.19 Registered Society

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

SensitiveBusinessN@fca.org.uk

Sensitive Business Names Team
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5HS

1.20 Scrivener / Scrivener notary

To use this word or expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of authorisation from:

faculty.office@1thesanctary.com

The Faculty Office
1 The Sanctuary
London
SW1P 3JT

1.21 SE

To use this expression in this form (upper or lower case) at the start or end of your proposed name you must be a ‘Societas Europaea’ (European Company) as specified in European Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/200 (October 2001) and European Public Limited Liability Company Regulations 2004 (No. 2326).

1.22 Secondary Education

You can use this expression provided it does not imply a connection with education services provided by a local authority, a government department or a devolved administration.

1.23 Select Committee

To use this expression in your proposed name you must provide a letter or email of non-objection from:

hcinfo@parliament.uk

Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Houses of Commons Legal Services
London
SW1A 0AA

1.24 Serious Organised Crime / SOCA

The use of these expressions in your proposed name could imply a connection with activities carried out by the National Crime Agency. If you proceed with your application, you must include a copy of a letter or email of non-objection from:

communication@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

National Crime Agency
Units 1-6 Citadel Place
Tinworth Street
London
SE11 5EF