What is the Company Number?


company formationThe company number is a unique reference number supplied by Companies House upon company incorporation. The company number is not allocated randomly, it is sequential. The beginning of the number depends upon the incorporation type:

• England and Wales Limited by Share companies start with 0 although this is often removed
• Scottish Limited by Share companies start with SC
• Northern Irish Limited by Share companies start with NI
• Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) start with OC
• Limited Partnerships start with LP

A company can’t change its allotted number.

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