Find and check a company in The United Kingdom - Companies House 2024

The United Kingdom Company Search 2024

The details of live registered companies are held by Companies House. The main responsibilities of Companies House are to: incorporate and dissolve limited companies; register, examine and store company information; make information available to the public.

You can use the Companies House WebCHeck service to access basic company information, including: the nature of business; registered office address; whether the company is live or dissolved; previous company names.

Companies House has several regional Information Centres where you can find the main index to company numbers and, at the Information Centre in Cardiff, a card index to companies dissolved before 1 January 1963. Each card in this index indicates whether the file has been destroyed or transferred to The National Archives.

If it has been transferred it will be marked with a BT 31 reference (see section 8), as well as the company number and the date of dissolution. If the company has been taken over it may also give details of the successor company.

You should contact Companies House for company registrations made under the Limited Partnership Act, 1907 and newspapers registered under the Newspaper Libel and Registration Act, 1881.

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