Private limited companies in the UK by number of employees

Alex Corvin made this Freedom of Information request to Companies House

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Dear Companies House,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would be grateful if you could provide me with a list of all private limited companies registered in England, Scotland and Wales by size of the number of staff that they employ. I would like the above information to be provided to me in electronic copy, specifically in a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 compatible format and if possible organised by industry and location.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully
Alexander Corvin

Information Rights, Companies House

Dear Alex Corvin,

I refer to your request for information dated 16 November 2017 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

You have requested:

a list of all private limited companies registered in England, Scotland and Wales by size of the number of staff that they employ. I would like the above information to be provided to me in electronic copy, specifically in a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 compatible format and if possible organised by industry and location.

Companies House does not record or collate this information. It is not a statutory requirement for companies to advise Companies House of their number of employees. Although some companies may include this information in their annual accounts, where it is shown, this information is not data captured.

To be of assistance, you may find the various Companies House search services and data products helpful https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If you are dissatisfied with the result of your request for information you may request an internal review within two calendar months of the date of this email. The case will be reviewed by a senior member of staff who has had no previous involvement in this case.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are then not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information can be found at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Team
Companies House
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