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Launch of the new Companies House public beta service

The new service gives free access to over 170 million company records.

In line with the government’s commitment to free data, Companies House is pleased to announce that all public digital data held on the UK register of companies is now accessible free of charge, on its new public beta search service.

This provides access to over 170 million digital records on companies and directors including financial accounts, company filings and details on directors and secretaries throughout the life of the company.

Free access to the data is available both through a web service and an application program interface (API), enabling both consumers and technology providers to access real time updates on companies.

You can try the new service here.

We welcome feedback using the survey link in the service and we will be continuing to release new search features over forthcoming months.

Tim Moss, Registrar of Companies, announces the new service

Registrar of Companies

Screen shots of the new beta service

Screen grab of search page
Search screen on the new service
Screen grab of company details page
Company details screen on the new service