Free access to company information

Did you know the public can now access company information for free?

Companies House are currently trailing a service which allows anyone to access Ashford accountantcompany information for free.  Prior to the launch of this BETA service visitors to the http://direct.companieshouse.gov.uk/ website needed to set up an account to access information and were charged to view/download filed documents.

When a  person is appointed as an officer of a company, the Companies Act 2006 requires certain information to be included as part of their appointment.

For a director this includes:-

  • Name
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth

Directors must provide a service address for the public record, which may be different from their usual residential address. If you would prefer your home address not to be visible to the public it is worth considering using a service address.