This dataset contains information on companies registered in the UK. The variables include:

  • Company Number
  • Country Of Origin
  • Dissolution Date
  • Incorporation Date
  • Accounting Ref Day
  • Accounting Ref Month
  • Account Next Due Date
  • Account Last Made Update
  • Account Category
  • Careof
  • Po Box
  • Address Line 1
  • Address Line 2
  • Post Town
  • County
  • Country
  • Postcode
  • Company Category
  • Company Name
  • Num General Partners
  • Num Limited Partners
  • Company Status
  • Num Mortgage Charges
  • Num Mortgage Outstanding
  • Num Mortgage Part Satisfied
  • Num Mortgage Satisfied
  • SIC Code
  • SIC Description
  • Return Next Due Date
  • Return Last Made Update
  • Confirmation Next Due Date
  • Confirmation Last Made Update

These data are provided in a series of snapshots and in the original format.

Each snapshot of the data records the companies present as of 31 March of a particular year in a flattened CSV file.

The original data are organised in 10 tables, in which the company table is the central table and all other tables are linked to the company table via companyid. The Data Supply table is split into two files and should be download together for unzipping.

Fusion Data Science has been collecting the Companies House data into a database, since May 2012. This has enabled them to infer a history of company formations, dissolutions and other events that the monthly snapshot doesn’t capture. The database contains all 6.5 million companies, and other corporate entities, which have existed since that time rather than the 4.2 million contained in the latest Companies House data snapshot. More details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house and http://fusiondatascience.com/.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Product Business Census
Date Range 2012-2017
Collecting Date 2012-2017
Data Collector Fusion Data Science
Update Frequency Quarterly
Geographical Scales Address Point
Analytical Units Company
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box UK
Nation United Kindom
Source Fusion Data Science; Companies House
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email data@cdrc.ac.uk

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