Companies House Search
All UK businesses are classified by the Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (SIC) code. The new version of these codes (SIC 2007) was adopted by the UK in January 2008 and has implications when undertaking a Companies House Search.
SIC 2007 is the latest version of the Standard Industrial Classification code system which was last revised in 2003. It is a numerical classification that a Companies House Search will identify to show a company’s principal business activity.
Companies House adopted SIC 2007 in October 2011 and all companies are required to change their SIC code to the latest classification when filing their latest annual return.
The new regulations also contain changes to the shareholder details on the annual return with made up dates to 1 October 2011 or later, which can be obtained using a Companies House Search.
The new SIC 2007 codes should also be used on the following Companies House Search forms; SE TR02, SE TR03, SE FM01, SE FM02, SE FM03, SE FM04 and SE FM05.
Further information regarding the SIC 2007 codes and the implications for a Companies House Search can be obtained from:
Office for National Statistics