Commentary

8 Scope of legislation

CHANGE OF NAME vol 29
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8 Scope of legislation

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C: CONTROLS OVER BUSINESS NAMES

8 Scope of legislation

The Companies Act 2006 regulates the names under which persons may carry on business1 in the UK2. It does not apply to a name which3:

  1. 8.1

        in the case of individuals carrying on business in partnership, consists of the surnames of all partners who are individuals without any addition other than an addition permitted under the Companies Act 2006 Section 1192(3);

  2. 8.2

        in the case of an individual, consists of their surname4 without any addition other than one so permitted.

The permitted additions are

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