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How do I get information about a company?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/06/2017

The following Corporate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • How do I get information about a company?
  • Searching for information about a company
  • Public digital data beta service
  • Company overviews and officers
  • Disqualified directors
  • Follow companies
  • Company name availability checker
  • Other search services

Searching for information about a company

Public digital data beta service

Users can search all public digital data filed at Companies House using its new beta service. This recent extension of free search services reflects the government’s commitment to the provision of free data. The service provides users with free access to over 170 million company records and currently includes the following features:

  1. company overviews and officers

  2. document images

  3. disqualified directors

  4. follow companies

  5. change registered office addresses, and

  6. company name availability checker

The public digital data beta service can be accessed here.

Companies House currently welcomes feedback on the beta service and will be continuing to release new search features over the forthcoming months, including abridged accounts and other document filings.

Company overviews and officers

To search for a company overview and officers, a user should complete the following steps:

  1. search for a company

  2. select the company

  3. click on the ‘Overview’ tab for a summary of the company’s information

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