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Companies House delays February 2021 closure of web services

Companies House has deferred the closure of a number of its online services in order to ensure a smoother transition for its customers.

Companies House delays February 2021 closure of web services
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  • Staff Reporter
  • January 22, 2021
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The Companies House Direct and WebCHeck services were due to close by February 2021, however the government has put a stop to that schedule.

The government said Companies House Service (CHS) remains its prime company search function and this is where it’s directing customers.

Further, dissolved company records have been added to CHS.

“There are more dissolved records available than ever before with an additional 1.5 million company records uploaded. This information is free and includes the records for all companies dissolved since January 2010,” the government said.

“The government’s response to the corporate transparency and register reform consultation highlighted the need to balance enhanced corporate transparency with legitimate data privacy concerns.

“We’re also developing a dissolved company records index, and this will be available on CHS before the closure of CHD and WebCHeck.”

The government also said dissolved company records index will hold basic summary details before 2010 up to 20 years from the date of dissolution, and that further information and copies of documents for these companies will still be available on request from the Companies House contact centre for a fee.

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