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The path to free data

19 September 2014

The path to free data – read more

Companies House steps closer to an open, free register of business information

Companies House plans to make all of its digital data available for free from the second quarter of 2015. This will make the UK the first country to establish a truly open register of business information.

This is a considerable step forward in improving corporate transparency and was a key strand of the G8 declaration at the Lough Erne summit in 2013.

A sustainable data product

Up until November 2013, account information on the Companies House database was only available in image format,...

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