Great Britain

Search the UK busi­ne­ss register

From March 2019, with the preparations for Brexit, makes parallel verifications of British busi­ne­sses in VIES and the UK government's com­pany register (Com­pa­nies House). retrieves the title, address, sector, VAT ID, registration number and date and the status of the registration.

Collection of addi­ti­o­nal in­for­ma­ti­on (shareholders, signatories) is planned for the future.

As of 1st of January 2021, when the Brexit transition period ends, VIES validations for UK com­pa­nies will no longer work.Use to verify British VAT IDs and schedule daily monitoring, or:

Notification samples

When a change with a particular com­pany is noted, a notification with registered changes will be sent to you. Once per week, sends a status report(XLSX file) with all avail­able data on com­pa­nies you are tracking.

Unique com­pany identifier

UK com­pa­nies have multiple unique identifiers,:

  • com­pany registration number (CRN), issued when the com­pany is formed and registered in the Com­pa­nies House register,
  • VAT ID, issued when a com­pany is registered for VAT. checks com­pa­nies using the VAT number in VIES (com­pa­nies in Northern Ireland only) and CRN in the Com­pa­nies House register. Here is a list of valid number formats:

TypeNumber formatDescription
VAT IDXI123 4567 899 digit code - stan­dard (com­pa­nies in Northern Ireland only)
VAT IDXI123 4567 89 01212 digit code - branch traders (com­pa­nies in Northern Ireland only)
VAT IDXIGD123GD and 3 digits - government departments (com­pa­nies in Northern Ireland only)
VAT IDXIHA123HA and 3 digits - health autho­ri­ties (com­pa­nies in Northern Ireland only)
CRN123456788 digit code - stan­dard
CRNAB1234562 letter prefix and 6 digit code - letters defining vari­ous regions or statuses
CRNA12345671 letter prefix and 7 digit code - older codes

Covering more than 35 coun­tries verifies com­pa­nies in more than 35 coun­tries, EU and beyond - from Portugal in the west to Russia in the east and from Norway in the north to Cyprus and Israel in the south. coverage is constantly expanding and needs new data sources. Do you know any? is used by:

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