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The companies register: the coronation years

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As the nation celebrates the coronation of King Charles III, we take a look at how the Companies House register looked in past coronation years of our 179-year history. From the Edwardian era to Queen Elizabeth II, find out how the company register has changed over time

Using the Companies House advanced search function

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The Companies House register contains public information about all companies incorporated in the UK. It also holds information about other types of businesses, such as limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and community interest companies (CICs). The register provides transparency and accountability …

My journey with equality, diversity and inclusion at Companies House

At Companies House, I've witnessed concerted efforts to be more inclusive. Few people can talk about what equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Companies House felt like three decades ago. My perspective, as someone from a different ethnic background, is even rarer.

Register of Overseas Entities: the story so far

Register of Overseas Entities

It’s been just over a year since the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act was introduced in Parliament and it’s been an incredibly busy year for us at Companies House. The Register of Overseas Entities came into force on 1 …

Companies House is hiring commercial professionals

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Companies House is hiring commercial professionals to join us in Cardiff. You’ll help us deliver digital transformation and legislative reform. It’s an exciting time to be working in the commercial profession, and we’d love you to come and join us.

Changes to accounts, part 1: moving to software-only filing

When the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill is passed, along with many other changes such as identity verification, we expect to gain the power to mandate how companies file their accounts. We will be moving to software-only accounts filing, which will see the removal of all other filing routes for accounts.

Changes to accounts, part 2: small company filing options

The way we operate at Companies House is changing. Since 22 September 2022, the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has been making its way through Parliament. The changes set out in the Bill will improve transparency by making more financial information available to the public. This will help tackle economic crime and provide more information for enforcement agencies. As part of this package of reform, we are streamlining the accounts filing options available to small and micro companies.

Race equality at Companies House

To reinforce the commitments we’ve made around equality, diversity and inclusion, Companies House is a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. In doing this we committed to improving racial equality in the workplace. Find out more.