Resources - Company Website Requirements

On the 1st January 2007 the First Company Law Amendment Directive came into force. It makes companies legally obligated to include the following information on their website:

  • Company registration number
  • Place of registration
  • Registered office address
  • The name, postal address and email address of the website's service provider
  • The name of any trade bodies or professional bodies of which the company is a member
  • If the company is VAT registered, the VAT number must be shown even if the website is not used for e-commerce

There is also a requirement that where companies include prices on their website the prices must be clear and state whether they include or exclude tax and delivery.

Companies whose websites do not meet these requirements are liable for a fine.

Further information can be found in this document on the DTI website.