Its time to review your subscription to company information databases!
Companies House is to make all of its digital data available free of charge. This will make the UK the first country to establish a truly open register of business information.
As a result, it will be easier for businesses and members of the public to research and scrutinise the activities and ownership of companies and connected individuals. Last year (2013/14), customers searching the Companies House website spent £8.7 million accessing company information on the register.
Until it becomes free in 2015, you will still have to pay
|Companies House WebCHeck||Charges|
|Company record report||£1|
|Current appointments report||FREE|
|Monitor Service (per company, per year)||FREE|
This change will come into effect from the second quarter of 2015 (April – June).