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Companies House



The main functions of Companies House are to:

  • Incorporate and dissolve limited companies;
  • Examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation;
  • Make this information available to the public.


The United Kingdom has enjoyed a system of company registration since 1844. Today, company registration matters are dealt with in law, by the Companies Act 2006.

All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). There are more than 2 million limited companies registered in Great Britain, and more than 300,000 new companies are incorporated each year.



Contact Information:

Main Office
Companies House
Crown Way
Cardiff CF14 3UZ
DX 33050

Companies House
4th Floor
Edinburgh Quay 2
139 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh EH3 9FF
LP - 4 Edinburgh 2 (Legal Post) or
DX ED235 Edinburgh 1
Tel: +44 (0)303 1234 500 (national call rate)
Fax: 029 20380900

Companies House Executive Agency
21 Bloomsbury Street
London WC1B 3XD

Northern Ireland
Companies House
Waterfront Plaza
8 Laganbank Road

Companies House Contact Centre

Our principal route for all general enquiries is our Contact Centre. Our staff have extensive experience of Companies House products, services and operations. They will usually provide you with an immediate answer to your query, or they will transfer you to someone who can help. We are contactable by:

Companies House +44 (0)303 1234 500 (national call rate).

Lines are open 08:30 - 18:00 UK time Monday to Friday, except national holidays.
For training and quality purposes, your call may be monitored.



This facility is available to customers who have access to a minicom machine for the hearing impaired and is not compatible with standard telephones.

Minicom No. 029 2038 1245.

Funded by BIS

The European Consumer Centre for Services is hosted by the Trading Standards Institute and funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.