The Companies House customer services helpline can be contacted by phone: Open Monday – Friday – 8:30 AM-6:00 PM.
Companies House Customer Service Hours
The Companies House customer services team is available to take your call Monday – Friday – 8:30 AM-6:00 PM.
|Monday||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM||6:00 PM|
Why contact Companies House customer service?
– To get help registering a company
– To get help dissolving a currently registered company
– To make a query about filing your company’s information
– To get support changing information about your company
– To get help submitting you company’s accounts
– To find out more about certified copies and certificates
– To make a query about finding another company’s information
– To get support using the Companies House Service
When making a query about your company’s registration or files, you may need to provide your Company Number and the officially registered company name. You can also register many of your details online by signing up for their online services. Keep in mind, if you need help with some services or systems on their website, there are a number of video tutorials available to walk you through the steps.
About Companies House
Companies House is an executive agency in charge of the registration of companies in the UK. Every company in the country must be registered with them, and these companies are often required to submit regular data an accounts to the agency. It is officially part of Her Majesty’s Government but, like many other trading funds, it operates its finances separately from the government, much like a business.
The history of the agency begins in 1844 when the Joint Stock Companies Act came about, an act of parliament that allowed join-stock companies to be incorporated. Following the act, companies were required to sign on to a public register. This register eventually became known as Companies House, headquartered in London.
In 1988, Companies House officially became an executive agency – in other words, part of the government – within the Department of Trade and Industry. A few years later, it became a trading fund, which gave it the power to operate somewhat self-sufficiently with less connection to the government.
Today, the agency manages registration for companies in England and Wales from Cardiff, registration for companies in Scotland in Edinburgh, and registration for companies in Northern Ireland in Belfast. Each one of these departments has a separate registrar and some separate operations. Throughout all of the its offices, there are approximately 1,000 staff members, and within the UK, there are over 3.5 million companies currently registered with the agency. At the time of writing, about 500,000 companies are registered every year.