Consultation outcome

Companies House official statistics

This consultation has concluded

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Annex A and B

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Detail of outcome

Of the questions that were asked of them, respondents were satisfied overall with the publication. Respondents were asked to provide suggestions on what they would like to see in the next publication. Table 4 shows the changes that we will make, based on these respondent comments.

Changes due to the responses of the consultation

You said… …so we will
You would like to see more promotion of the statistics We will continue to work with our external communications team to promote the statistics on our social media platforms to ensure they reach as wide an audience as possible. We will also write occasional blogs to promote the official statistics and to identify key points within the release.
You would like it if data was made available in open, machine-readable formats such as JSON, XML or libreoffice We are investigating the feasibility of making the data available on request in these alternative formats and will provide contact details for any such requests in due course.
You would like further analysis of SIC code data We are currently carrying out work to improve the way SIC code data is captured and recorded. Once this work is complete then we will expand our analysis in this area.

Since all the tables in the publication were used by several respondents, we will continue to produce all of these tables in future publications.

Most users reported that they were happy with the release overall. However, to ensure that the publication remains relevant to users’ needs, we will continue to engage with them on an ongoing basis and will adapt and enhance our outputs to ensure that they continue to meet our users’ needs.

Original consultation


We want your feedback about our official statistics publications, to make sure the data we publish is relevant to our users.

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Consultation description

Companies House publishes a range of statistics on company activity in the UK.

We want to make sure the data we publish is relevant to our users. We’re requesting feedback from our users about their opinions of the annual publication, including the publication tables and the commentary.

We want to understand what matters to you, and the impact of the data on you and your work. With your feedback, we can dedicate our resource to develop our statistics and any supporting material.

The outcome of your responses will be taken into consideration, and there may be changes to our next publication, due in the summer of 2019.

Please consider providing your views and take about 10-15 minutes to respond to the consultation questions.

The consultation will close on 30th September 2018.

We’ll publish a summary of our findings within approximately 12 weeks of this closing date.

If you have any queries, please email

Published 19 July 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
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