Research and analysis

Companies House data: valuing the user benefits

Research exploring the benefits and value of Companies House data to users.


Valuing the user benefits of Companies House data: policy summary

Report 1: Methodological framework

Report 2: Direct users

Report 3: Intermediaries

Report 4: Providers of public goods


This research explores the benefits of Companies House (CH) data to businesses, consumers and wider society. The data is accessed billions of times a year.

Using a stated preference approach, the study:

  • estimates the willingness of direct users and smaller intermediaries’ to pay for CH data
  • estimates the contribution CH data makes to the largest intermediaries who incorporate CH data into their products and services
  • provides a qualitative assessment of how public sector and other organisations use CH data and the impact it has on their work
Published 27 September 2019