Companies House has announced that it is now providing information about company directors at no cost.
The change, which takes place from 1 October 2012, means that obtaining a list of any company's directors is free on the Companies House website. For consumers and campaigners this will mean that getting access to company information will be easier and cheaper.
The new "zero" pricing is a result of improved operational efficiency within the organisation. A spokesperson at Companies House said:
"On 1 October 2012, Companies House will be reducing some of its fees. This is to ensure that our fees accurately reflect our costs. As a result of efficiencies made by Companies House, coupled with high volumes of customers using electronic services, cost savings are being passed on to customers in the form of reduced fees..."
Marcus Williamson, journalist and editor of the consumer information site www.ceoemail.com, said
"This is excellent news which will help consumers and campaigners to find out more about the companies they're dealing with. More openness and transparency, at no cost, is a benefit to everyone."
Company information can be accessed via the Companies House website WebCHeck system at http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk
2 October 2012