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An article published on The Register (21/12/06) outlined regulatory changes that will effect UK business email. From the 1st of January 2007 companies in the UK will be obligatory to include certain regulatory information on all business email. This update to the Companies Act requires you to clearly present the subsequent information on your business emails:

  • Company Registration Number;
  • Place of registration (e.g. England);
  • Registered office address.


The article, that was written by Outlaw.com outlined how businesses failing to comprise this information will be in breach of the Companies Act and this will likely result in a payable fine.

Outlaw.com suggest that ”the information is likely to appear in the footer of every email sent from a company, to steer clear of having to decide whether each email amounts to a “business letter” or not. Many companies do this already as the term “business letters” was thought likely to include emails even without this new clarification”.

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