Does Companies House have an API?

The Companies House API lets you retrieve information about limited companies (and other companies that fall within the Companies Act 2006). The data returned is live and real-time, and is simple to use and understand.

How do I find my API in Python?

Steps to pull data from an API using Python

  1. Connect to an API. At first, we need to connect to an API and make a secure connection as shown below–
  2. Get the data from API.
  3. Parse the data into JSON format.
  4. Extract the data and print it.

Is the Companies House API free?

The Companies House API provides access to all of the public data we hold on companies free of charge. This includes information about companies, officers, people of significant control and more.

How do I find my API key for Companies House?

To obtain an API key, go to Your applications and register the application with the Companies House Developer Hub as an API Key application. This will allocate a unique key to the application which can be sent with any GET request for a public resource served by the Companies House API.

What is Companies House API?

The Companies House API is a REST API that provides a simple, consistent approach to requesting and modifying data. REST stands for Representational State Transfer which is an architectural software style in which standard HTTP request methods are used to retrieve and modify representations of data.

Are sole traders on Companies House?

Sole traders don’t have to register with Companies House, but they do have to maintain accounting records, pay income tax and file a self-assessment return with HMRC every tax year. For all the ins and outs of being a sole trader, read on.

How do I retrieve data from API?

Start Using an API

  1. Most APIs require an API key.
  2. The easiest way to start using an API is by finding an HTTP client online, like REST-Client, Postman, or Paw.
  3. The next best way to pull data from an API is by building a URL from existing API documentation.

Is Django an API?

Traditionally, Django is known to many developers as an MVC Web Framework, but it can also be used to build a backend, which in this case is an API.

Does crunchbase have an API?

The Crunchbase API is a read-only RESTful service that enables approved developers to leverage the same data that powers To get a better sense of what’s available through the REST API, you can compare the Crunchbase company page with JSON returned from the API.

Can a company trade without being registered with Companies House?

Sole traders do not have to be registered at Companies House. You only need to do this if you are setting up a limited company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). To operate as a sole trader, you just need to register with HMRC for Self Assessment.

Do all businesses need to be registered with Companies House?

All limited companies must register with Companies House, who will make the company information publicly available on their website. This means companies must provide the details of who their shareholders and directors are, as well as file a copy of their annual financial accounts.