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Limited Liability

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 51015, tabled on 17 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason (a) the name of a limited partnership cannot be re-used, after dissolution and removal from Companies House register and (b) that restriction does not apply to limited liability partnerships and limited companies.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The legislation on Limited Partnerships does not prevent a Limited Partnership’s name from being re-used after dissolution as the rules that prevent duplicate company or LLP names do not apply to LPs.

The Government is committing to reforming the legislation on limited partnerships; this will include proposals that will bring the rules on the names of limited partnerships in line with those for limited liability partnerships and limited companies.

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