Company Register 100% open

Great Britain


What data is expected?

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.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

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 (http://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 People have complained about corrupted data files and outdated data on the data.gov.uk page (https://data.gov.uk/dataset/basic-company-data) so downloading them directly from the Companies House website (http://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   http://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_output.html - Free Company Data Product
Data licence   https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/free_company_dat
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Owen Boswarva
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 19:38:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Contributors

Reviewers

  • Evangelia Kampouri

Submitters

  • Owen Boswarva
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