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Changes to Registrars' Business Names Index

18 December 2017
Update From our Support and Development Team:   


All charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) will be included in the Registrars’ Business Names Index, maintained by Companies House, from 1 January 2018.

Charities that are incorporated as companies already appear on this index. All CIO names will appear alongside the names of companies (and other entities) when a user makes a search through the Companies House CHS or WebCheck service. From 1 January 2018, Companies House will also need to check whether a CIO’s proposed name includes ‘sensitive words or expressions’ set out in The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014, that require the prior approval of Companies House.

For more information visit the site here.

Changes to Registrars' Business Names Index


Cheering Volunteering Nominations - Urgent Request
Due to a technical hitch with the nomination process, Central Bedfordshire are calling for all who have made nominations to resubmit their entries.


Luton: Community Activity Network Meetings
Community Activity Network (CAN) is led by Luton Council and aims to support the town's communities to get active by connecting people iwth resources, information or signposting to providers who can assist them. Next meeting will be 25 April at Farley Community Centre.


Related Events

Volunteer Session Bedford Borough (Bedford)

  • Monday 23 April 2018

To find out about volunteering locally, come along to Tesco in Bedford, Riverfield Drive, at any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and speak to our advisor about the opportunities in your area. 



  • CPRE Living Countryside Awards: for people and projects making a positive impact in #Bedfordshire.