Running a business

Services

  • Get information about a company

    Get company information including registered address, previous company names, directors' details, accounts, annual returns and company reports, if it's been dissolved

  • DBS update service

    The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service - register to join the service or check an applicant's DBS certificate online

  • File your confirmation statement (annual return) with Companies House

    How to file company information - including directors, registered office and shareholders in your confirmation statement (previously AR01 annual return)

  • Find and check your business rates valuation

    How to check the rateable value of your business property - compare it with other properties, request changes to your valuation and challenge the business rates you've been charged

  • Set up a private limited company

    Incorporate a private limited company - register it with Companies House and rules on directors, shares, articles of association and telling HMRC about the company

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Guidance and regulation

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News and communications

  1. Extended disqualification for engineering boss who breached existing ban
  2. Help us improve our official statistics
  3. Company Names Tribunal decision: Dunlop Group Limited
  4. Investigation shuts down ‘emergency services’ book publisher
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Research and statistics

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Policy and engagement

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Transparency

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