Companies House to launch single sign-in

Companies House is launching a single sign-on service to make it more accessible for its users.

The WebFiling account will help users with extra security features and is the first move towards Companies House creating a single sign-in across all its services.

A launch date for the new service has not been confirmed but Companies House aims for it to be available this autumn.

Users will benefit from multi-factor authentication and will have more control and access to details of who is authorised to perform the filing for the company.

Once users have linked their company to their account, they will not need to enter an authentication code every time accounts and documents are filed online.

Once the new account is launched, company directors and owners will also be able to digitally authorise themselves and other directors to file for any new company as part of the online incorporation process.

This is the first step in creating a single sign-in across all Companies House services, which it describes as an important milestone in the organisation's 2020 to 2025 strategy.

Users will not need to sign up for a new account as they will be able to use their existing email address and password.

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