This dataset includes about seven million companies registered with Companies House, under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
All forms of companies (as permitted by the United Kingdom Companies Act) are incorporated and registered with Companies House and file specific details as required by legislation.
Each company is registered with company number, company name, registered address, incorporation date, accounts due date, industry code, etc.
Business and Economy
UK Companies House
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Companies House is the United Kingdom's registrar of companies and is an executive agency of His Majesty's Government, falling under the remit of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
All forms of companies (as permitted by the Companies Act) are incorporated and registered with Companies House and file specific details as required by legislation.
All registered limited companies, including subsidiary, small and inactive companies, must file annual financial statements in addition to annual company returns, and all these are public records.
The company dataset includes all statutory company information captured by Companies House: basic company data (company name, registered office address, company status, incorporation date, country of origin, company type, nature of business, accounting reference date, date of last accounts/annual return filed, date of next accounts/annual return due, previous names, share allocation) and all statutory filings by companies contained in the Register.
For each company, basic information includes company type and registered office address, the nature of business or standard industrial classification (SIC), company status such as live or dissolved, date of last accounts or confirmation statement filed, date of next accounts or confirmation statement due, previous company names.
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The most popular services provided by UK companies include the followings:
Other business support service activities n.e.c. (5.16%), Management consultancy activities other than financial management (3.98%), Dormant Company (3.18%), Other service activities n.e.c. (3.17%), Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate (2.84%), Information technology consultancy activities (2.75%), Buying and selling of own real estate (2.46%), Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (2.27%),
The top counties where the companies operate are ESSEX (2.14%), KENT (1.75%), SURREY (1.65%), WEST MIDLANDS (1.38%), CHESHIRE (1.23%), MIDDLESEX (1.19%), and LANCASHIRE (1.18%).
The most popular city of all companies is London (20.71%), the capital of UK. The other major cities include
BIRMINGHAM (1.97%), MANCHESTER (1.95%), GLASGOW (1.29%), BRISTOL (1.07%), LEEDS (1.01%), LIVERPOOL (0.91%), and EDINBURGH (0.91%).
The total number of companies have noticeably increased in recent years. In 2020, the number of companies increased by 13%, largely due to the business opportunies created by the pandemic.
The number stables in 2021 and 2022.
We expect to see more companies being registered in the upcoming years.