What is my Business SIC Code?

A SIC code (Standard Industrial Classification) code is required to determine that industry that your business operates in and has an effect on the types of taxation and other regulation that is applicable to that business.

You will need to have determined your SIC code when registering your business on Companies House.

What is a SIC Code for a Limited Company Explained

What are SIC Code Sections?

The UK Government divides businesses into 16 distinct areas, all of which have their own subsections that carry the SIC codes.

The sections are:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  • Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Transportation and storage
  • Accommodation and food service activities
  • Information and communication
  • Financial and insurance activities
  • Real estate activities
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Administrative and support service activities
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Education
  • Human health and social work activities
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Other service activities
  • Activities of households as employers – undifferentiated goods and services producing activities of households for own use
  • Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies

SIC Code Table

The following table details the sections and subsections with applicable SIC codes for businesses.