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News Release

Companies House to publish company accounts as open data in iXBRL format
Released: 1st November 2013
Publisher: AMOSCA

Consistent with the UK government's open data agenda and in response to the market demand for company accounts data, Companies House's has announced the launch of its Free Accounts Data Product.

The download format is Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL), the same format required to submit company statutory accounts to HMRC.

The free service is updated daily on the Companies House website as iXBRL filings are received. It offers a downloadable file containing the individual iXBRL data of “all accounts registered electronically the previous day”. The Companies House is also making a year's worth of previous data available as monthly files.

The Companies House is part of the Public Data Group (PDG), a group aimed at maximising the value and access of the data each member holds, and in turn identifying and delivering efficiencies and synergies to reduce the cost of data for user.

The following is a link to the service

AMOSCA commends this effort to increase access to data and transparency. If you would like to know more about our leading tools and solutions to produce iXBRL, please see the Report Authority website by clicking here.

About Report Authority
Report Authority is an XBRL report authoring tool designed for authoring any type of regulatory report for submission to authorities across the globe. Incorporating flexible data adaptors and templating functionality, Report Authority can help transform the statutory accounts production process and eliminate the often negative impact that XBRL reporting can bring.

For more information about Report Authority, visit

This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.

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