'England and Wales' or 'Wales'

Even though you propose that the company's registered office will be in Wales, it is permissible (and quite common) to stipulate in the application for incorporation that the company's registered office will be situated in 'England and Wales'. This may be done even if, in reality, the company will never maintain its registered office in England. However, if you stipulate 'England and Wales' the company at least has the option of re-locating its registered office at some time in the future to England without any need to pass a resolution requiring the Companies House register to be amended. Such an amendment would require a special resolution of the members/shareholders of the company - section 88 of the Companies Act 2006.

A disadvantage of stipulating (in the application for incorporation) the place of the company's registered office as 'England and Wales', as opposed simply to 'Wales', is that the privilege of using Welsh name endings (e.g. 'Cyfyngedig' or its abbreviation 'Cyf.' in lieu of 'Limited' or 'Cwmni Cyfyngedig Cyhoeddus' or its abbreviation 'c.c.c.' in lieu of 'public company limited') will not be available - sections 58 and 59 of the Companies Act 2006. Likewise, the privilege of lodging in the Welsh language, certain of the documents required by law to be furnished to Companies House, will not apply if you stipulate 'England and Wales' - section 1104 of the Companies Act 2006.
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