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Companies House

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 52747, tabled on 14 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ensure that there is no further destruction of records on dissolved companies held by Companies House before a public consultation is held with relevant stakeholders about changes to current policies and protocols for retaining data.

Answered on

17 November 2016

The Government has no current plans to bring forward proposals to reduce the period of time that Companies House retains records of dissolved companies. Nevertheless, we will continue to keep the retention period under review, during which time the Registrar of Companies will ensure there is no destruction of records. Additionally, any future proposal to change the retention period would be subject to public consultation.