Company Register 100% open

Northern Ireland

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Searched on data.gov.uk
licence_url This URL explains public domain status of Company House data: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/free_company_dat Company House places no restriction on how the information is used, but advises all customers to take their own legal advice regarding possible breach of third party copyright.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Companies House
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location http://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_output.html - Free Company Data Product

The submission was reviewed and it was concluded that the data is openly licensed, based on following evidence which states that there is no open licence for the data: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/free_company_data_third_party_in#incoming-557695. However, the evidence also states: "CH places no restriction on how the information is used, but advises all customers to take their own legal advice regarding possible breach of third party copyright." The data counts as available in public domain.

Meta data

Data location   http://download.companieshouse.gov.uk/en_output.html - Free Company Data Product
Data licence   This URL explains public domain status of Company House data: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/free_company_dat Company House places no restriction on how the information is used, but advises all customers to take their own legal advice regarding possible breach of third party copyright.
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Tue May 16 2017 13:00:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)