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


Companies House, the public body responsible for maintaining company registers in the UK, has since June 2012 made available a subset of the fields of the register for all companies for bulk download as monthly 'snapshot', at no charge and on an open basis. The specifications for the data are documented at and meets the minimum requirements of the definition of this element of the OKFN Census 2013. Additionally, full information from individual company registers is no longer subject to payment. Data is timely and was last updated on Oct 1st, 2015.

Reviewer comments

All fields satisfied, no issues. Updated title and short description and details fields.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y 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   CSV
Reviewer   Rebecca Sentance
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Wed Sep 30 2015 15:05:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)