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Companies House is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience - regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.  

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Our online services (Companies House Direct, WebCHeck and WebFiling) may not meet these guidelines at this present time but we are in the process of developing them.

This website is built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. We design the site with usability and accessibility in mind.

If you have any problems accessing any information on the site please Email:

Access Keys

Accesskeys are keyboard shortcuts that link directly to the main sections of the site.

To navigate using the accesskeys please press and hold the 'alt' key ('ctrl' key on Macs) and then press the required number (for Firefox 2 please hold ‘alt’ and ‘shift’ and press the required number). If using Internet Explorer please press Enter to confirm selection.

Adjusting text size

To increase or decrease the text size, simply adjust your browser's settings:

  • For Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the ‘View’ menu, select ‘Text Size’ and then the option that suits you (please note that medium is default).
  • For Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View’, select ‘Text Size’ and then either ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’ until the text is the size you require.

Text Only

To view our text only site please go to the ‘Text Only’ link (access key ‘2’) on our top navigation. Please note that this only works on our promotional website and not on WebCHeck or WebFiling.


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes.


We use PDF format for many of the forms on our site. You will need Adobe reader (or another PDF viewer) to view PDF documents. Download the more recent version of Adobe reader here.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mr Ian Smith:

Useful Links

The following websites will have useful advice and information about web accessibility.