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This just in: UK Companies House has just announced that access to company appointments data will be free of charge from October 1.

This is fantastic news and moves the UK closer to the fully free situation of New Zealand, for example, and means that OpenCorporates will be soon be including millions of UK directors, to go alongside the more than 20 million directors from the US, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

While it appears that the information will not be available freely as a bulk download (for which there will still be a fee), this is an important step forward, and UK Companies should be congratulated on this further step towards making the Register fully open.

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