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How to search the company information held at Companies House:

WebCHeck Access company information for no more than £1 per document, with some free information

The WebCHeck service offers a searchable Company Names and Address Index free of charge which enables you to search for information on over 3 million companies. The searches can be carried out on a company either by using its name or by using its unique company registration number. In addition to the free company details, you can also use WebCHeck to purchase a company's historical information, including accounts and annual returns and a selection of company reports all online.

Monitor is also accessible via the WebCHeck service to notify you when a document is registered against a company you are interested in.

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Companies House Direct Our premier subscription service for accessing and downloading company information

Companies House Direct is our premier search tool for accessing and downloading company information directly from your own PC. Over 240 million images of company documents are available including company accounts, as well as a wide range of database information. Companies House Direct is a subscription service, so you will need to open an account with us. Opening an account is now free; thereafter a monthly subscription fee of £4.00 is charged as part of your monthly invoice, which would also include any documents or products that you may have purchased.

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Free Mobile App Search over 3 million companies by name or number from your mobile device

You can access company details such as registered office address, company appointments, filing history and due dates for filing accounts and annual returns. Your most frequent company searches can be stored in your Favourites, while the Statistics feature provides incorporation and dissolution figures over a date range defined by you. The App can be downloaded to your mobile device free of charge, with no additional in-app charges.

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Monitor Keep an eye on your competitors, business collaborators and your own company

You can keep an eye on any company on the public register, including your own company and 'monitor' what information has been sent to Companies House, using the Monitor service within WebCHeck and Companies House Direct. Just register your email address, and details of the companies and the information you are interested in. As soon as the information is registered and is live on the public register, the system will recognise your interest and send you an email notification. You can then decide whether you wish to order the information. The choice is yours.

Monitor is available on WebCHeck and Companies House Direct:

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Our subscription service Companies House Direct

 

Companies House
Information Centres

The Information Centres provide access to our online products and services as well as allowing you to obtain forms, file your documents, incorporate new companies (on the same day if you need to!) and obtain general information and guidance on our services.

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Companies House
Contact Centre

Our Contact Centre staff are able to deal with most general queries on matters relating to Companies House and the services we provide. They will normally give you an immediate solution to your query but if they cannot they will transfer you to someone who can.

Our Contact Centre can also take orders for company documents, which are then despatched by post, fax or email. Payment can be made by cheque if you order by post; or you may order by telephone if you are paying by credit card or have an account. Copies of individual documents can be supplied by fax or email for people who are paying by credit card or who have an account.

You can call on our Contact Centre on +44 (0)303 1234 500, Minicom - 029 20381245 or by email on enquiries@companies-house.gov.uk

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DVD-ROM Directory

The DVD-ROM Directory contains basic company details on over 3 million live companies registered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with companies that have become dissolved in the last month. The DVD has a built in search facility that allows up to 6 combinations of searches to be made. The search options are company name, company number, registered office address lines, postcode, date of incorporation or range of dates, SIC(03) Codes or description, company type, company status or accounts type.

The directory is produced monthly and you can purchase a single copy for £30 or a year's subscription for £300. Copies are available from Companies House Information Centres, alternatively you can purchase DVD-ROM over the phone from the Companies House Contact Centre on (0)303 1234 500.

The DVD-ROM directory is controlled for six months from the date of purchase after which time you will be unable to access the data.

This product is not compatible with Apple Mac computers.

Please note: The DVD-ROM Directory does not show details of annual turnover, telephone numbers or directors' details. The information displayed cannot be exported, however we do provide a one off version of the directory with exportable files at a cost of £1,000. The maximum number of results that can be exported at one time is 30,000.

For further information or queries about the DVD-ROM please call (0)303 1234 500 or email enquiries@companies-house.gov.uk

DVD-ROM Directory
Change of Name and Dissolved Companies Index

The Change of Name and Dissolved Companies Index on DVD-ROM contains information on over 3 million companies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that have changed their name or been dissolved in the last 24 years. Search options available on the DVD-ROM are company number, company name, company type, company status, changes of name, dissolved/closed dates and address lines including; Care of address lines (C/O), Post Box numbers (P/O) and Postcodes.

The information is updated annually and available to purchase for £30. The information can be accessed for an indefinite period and is suitable for Windows based PC's and requires Internet Explorer to be set as the main default browser.

You can purchase DVD-ROM over the phone from the Companies House Contact Centre on (0)303 1234 500.

This product is not compatible with Apple Mac computers.

Please note: The DVD-ROM Directory does not show details of annual turnover, telephone numbers or director details. The information displayed cannot be exported.

For further information or queries about the DVD-ROM please call (0)303 1234 500 or email enquiries@companies-house.gov.uk

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