Companies House incorporates and dissolves limited companies, registers company information and make this available to the general public. Despite the objections of pedants, the institutions name is not written with an apostrophe (Companies’ House). There are more than 3.7 million limited companies registered in the UK, and last year over 600,000 new companies were incorporated with Companies House.
Contacting Companies House by Phone
The Companies House Enquiries telephone number is 0303 1234 500. If you are ringing from abroad, call +44 303 1234 500. This phone line is open between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. The customer services department is closed at the weekend. 030 numbers are for not-for-profit organizations, charities and public bodies. Calls from a landline telephone will cost up to 10p per minute; calls from mobile phones cost between 3p and 55p per minute.
Alternatively, you can call 0844 453 0195. This line is open from 8.30am to 6pm on weekdays. This is a business rate number. Calls to this number will be charged 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge from both a landline and a mobile phone.
To get in touch by Minicom or textphone, dial 029 2038 1245. If you wish to talk in Welsh, ring 029 2038 0065. This line is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 6pm. This is a geographical number specific to a region of the UK. You will be charged up to 13p per minute for a call from a landline, and between 3p and 55p for a call from a cellphone.
Contacting Companies House on the Internet
On the companies House website you can find a wealth of information about starting up, running and closing down a company as well as the services offered by the institution.
If you wish to contact Companies House by email, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to interact in Welsh, email Gwasanaeth Cymraeg at email@example.com. Press enquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies House Social Media
You can contact Companies House on Facebook. The government body’s FB page is ‘very responsive’ to messages with a 92% response rate. Around 2,800 people follow or have liked the Companies House FB page. Surprisingly, few professionals follow the institution on LinkedIn: just 7,500. The Twitter page (@CompaniesHouse) has a following of 14,500. The institution also has its own YouTube channel (TheCompaniesHouse) with a similar following. Companies House has its own Soundcloud page as well.
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