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Companies House Output XML Gateway

About the XML Gateway


The Companies House XML Gateway offers electronic access to a core range of company information from Companies House Databases.

The service is accessible online over the internet by authorised XML Gateway customers.

Data and documents are requested and delivered using XML (Extensible Markup Language). Customers must use standard XML data schemas as defined in the Interface Specification.


It is essential that anyone wishing to use the Companies House XML Gateway has sound experience in developing software that uses HTTP and XML.Companies House cannot provide any advice and support on developing your own software.

Software Filing

This is a separate service also available via the XML Gateway that enables documents to be submitted to Companies House electronically.