Companies House is always looking to improve on and develop our services. We have recently increased our API suite and we now provide a number of new free APIs for company search information which can be found in our Developer documentation Developer Hub Home (company-information.service.gov.uk)
As a result, we are contacting you to ask do you still need your XML Gateway search account?
The Developer’s API suite offers a range of products for you to get the best from the information we hold. Including alphabetical and same as name searches on the Public Data API, and access to real time data changes from the Streaming APIs. More information on these can be found on our API specifications page: Specifications list (company-information.service.gov.uk)
Alphabetical search API - Companies House Public Data API: Search for a company (company-information.service.gov.uk)
Name availability checker (same as) Companies House Public Data API: Search companies (company-information.service.gov.uk) - for details see the Query parameter restrictions
If you no longer require your XML Account and would like to close it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your account number.
If you wish to maintain your account, we would like to understand why and invite you to take part in our user research by https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XMLgateway-search-survey