Do we need to include company info on our website?
From 1 January 2007 companies in the UK must include certain information on their Web sites and in their e-mail footers or they will breach the Companies Act and risk a fine. The minimum information needed on any business site includes the name, geographic address and e-mail address of the business and the legal name of the organisation with which the customer is contracting. Also, if the business is a company, the registered office address and the registration number. If the business is a member of a trade or professional association, membership details, including any registration number, should be provided. If the business has a VAT number, it should be stated – even if the website is not being used for e-commerce transactions. Prices on the site must be clear and unambiguous and state whether they include tax and delivery costs. Retail sites must comply with the Distance Selling Regulations, which cover requirements for businesses that sell to consumers (B2C, as opposed to B2B).