Companies House provides a wide range of electronic and physical services for businesses, including aiding in the incorporation and dissolution of limited companies. It also helps file the various paperwork with the appropriate departments to make the company's information available to the public as well as creating a search engine to locate public company details, as of 2015.
Companies House is an executive agency within the United Kingdom that operates under the supervision of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, which is one of the ministerial departments within the government. Its main purpose is to help businesses forming within the region to comply with all relevant laws and policies regarding official documentation and the methods for submitting it into public record. Many of its services are available through its website, including links to download the necessary forms to register as a new company or to officially dissolve an existing limited corporation. When a company submits a form through the agency, it also helps ensure the forms reach the right departments.
Another major aspect of the Companies House service is the ability for members of the public to search for information about a business, including the names of its founders, its official address and the status of its licensing, when applicable. There are multiple search tools available through the site, some of which are also available through mobile browsers and applications.