This is then used to recognise your company and confirm its legal presence as an incorporated unit. Companies House will issue your company with a company registration number shortly following your company’s formation and it can be found printed upon the Certificate of Incorporation and all certified documentation acknowledged from Companies House.
Company registration numbers are also presented on the public register of companies next to company names. You can look at this register on the internet through either the Companies House WebCheck or Beta, which is very useful if you should misplace all files comprising your CRN.
You will be asked to use your CRN in many instances. You need to give the number when you communicate with Companies House, give annual returns and accounts, as well as recording alterations to your company’s details like the registered office address, shareholders’ details directors’ details, members’ details, SAIL address, share capital, company name and your accounting reference date.
You must also make your available your company registration numbers when you register with HMRC for Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE, and also when you file your Company Tax Returns, VAT returns and annual accounts.
Limited companies must officially show their company registration number on their business stationery, which could include:
You can locate your company registration number through any of these means:
Keep an eye out for your Certificate of Incorporation. The company registration number is in print alongside or beneath a heading such as ‘Company No.’
Also, be ready to receive any official letters from Companies House.
You can log into Companies House WebCheck, which is free. You will see your company registration number by inputting the name of your company into the yellow section and then by clicking the ‘search’ button. Your CRN will then be located on the left-hand side of your company name.
Log in to the Your Company Formations Ltd Online Company Manager. Existing customers can enter their login details to gain all their company details, including their company registration number. Non-clients can produce an account, which is free of charge to import an existing company and manage it online. This facility can be opened at any point and is there for looking at your company’s details, and bringing up-to-date and filing data electronically with Companies House.