List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Name of company
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Company address
  • Updated at least once a month

Data Location


Only change since 2013 entry is 'updated in a timely manner' being changed from 'Yes' to 'Unsure' because there are no indications of the frequency of updates.

The register is free to browse but viewing company details requires a login, which must be applied for. Therefore the only details that can be viewed without an account are name, incorporation date and registration number.

Another version of the public register may be found at Open Corporates (non-gov/third party source) and is downloadable as open data via API. They presumably obtained this dataset from scraping the registry.

Reviewer comments

Changed "publicly available?" from Yes to No because login is required to view details. All other fields are fine!

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • ? Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Rebecca Sentance
Submitters   Bruce Hoo Fung
Last modified   Mon Sep 28 2015 03:24:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)