Companies House maintain a disqualified company directors register. Anyone can search the register.
You may use the disqualified company directors register to check on the length of disqualification order imposed on the person. If you know the person has been disqualified as company director previously and yet you cannot find his/her name listed there. It is likely that his/her disqualification order has expired. Companies House automatically removes the individuals’ details once the disqualification order expired. And, Companies House updates the database weekly. Contact Companies House if you have any questions.
The register publishes the following information about a company director.
- The director name with the surname in capital letters.
- Date of birth
- last known registered address
- The length of disqualification imposed as a company director including the start and the end dates.
- If the director has more than one disqualification, it will show here too.
- The reasons he/she was disqualified from being a company director. For example, Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (Section 6): Duty of court to disqualify unfit directors of insolvent companies.
- The company names associated with his/her disqualification.
- Lastly, you will also see if the disqualified director has permission from the court to act as a company director.
The Insolvency Service
The Insolvency Service department publishes director disqualification outcomes online. The conduct of the director which lead to his/her disqualification is published here. This information is available for public inspection 3 months from the date of publication thereafter it will be removed.
The Authority updates the database weekly.
For individual who was not a company director but declared bankrupt, please search the Individual Insolvency Register. For cases within the last 3 months, search the Bankruptcy and debt relief restrictions outcomes.