Companies House new ‘Find and update’ service as closure of existing services announced

Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCheck to close from 30 November 2023

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Limited companies, LLPs and their advisers are switching to the Companies House ‘find and update’ service following a Companies House announcement that it is closing its Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCheck services from 30 November 2023.

The free Find and update service is available now and offers:

  • advanced company searches
  • dissolved company searches
  • company snapshot reports
  • an alphabetical name search
  • an ordering facility for certificates of incorporation and change of name, certified documents and missing images

Records of companies dissolved since January 2010 are available on the Find and update service and will be kept for 20 years from dissolution.

However, dissolved records from before January 2010 will not immediately be available on the service until proposed new laws on suppression of personal information on the register are brought into force.

Users of the WebCHeck and Companies House Direct service can start using the find-and-update service now on the GOV.UK website.

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