From 4 March 2024, there will be new rules for registered office addresses which mean companies must have an ‘appropriate address’ as their registered office at all times.
An appropriate address is one where:
any documents sent to the registered office should be expected to come to the attention of a person acting on behalf of the company
any documents sent to that address can be recorded by an acknowledgement of delivery
These changes mean you will not be able to use a PO Box as your registered office address from 4 March 2024.
You can still use a third-party agent’s address if they meet the conditions for an appropriate address.
If you’re currently using a PO Box as your registered office address, you’ll need to change it by 4 March 2024.
Companies that do not have an appropriate registered office address could be struck off the register.