List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.
Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. All 4 required characteristics were found online: UK's companies' names, addresses and unique identifiers are included in machine-readable .CSV files that are publicly available and can be downloaded for free in bulk (in 5 parts) from the Companies House website. The website is easily found through a Google search for "uk chamber of commerce" which leads to a page directing to Companies House (https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/business/business-faqs/where-can-i-go-to-get-a-list-of-registered-companies-in-the-uk.html). People have complained about corrupted data files and outdated data on the data.gov.uk page (https://data.gov.uk/dataset/basic-company-data) so downloading them directly from the Companies House website (https://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_output.html) is preferable. Data were lastly updated on 03/02/2017 (today's date is 07/02/2017). Although machine readable, some human effort is required to manipulate the data as the dataset is too large.
|Data location||https://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_output.html - Free Company Data Product|
|Last modified||Mon Dec 05 2016 19:38:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)|