Apologies if I missed it but there didn't seem to be an announcement here
Probably not much help, however bulk data users received emails from CH Customer Care team back in October and December giving advance warning of the new CIO types. Maybe this process can be changed in future so that bulk product changes can be assessed for impact to API users.
As a belt-and-braces person, I also subscribe to the exciting RSS feeds of draft and enacted laws, which let me know when the Index of Company Names (Listed Bodies) Order 2017 was passed.
Given the lack of recent merges into
master, we're now having to cherry-pick relevant commits from
develop rather than
master branch. We've previously raised this issue.
e.g. for Protected Cell companies (does anyone have a couple of examples for these?)
There's been only 1 PCC registered so far:
The FCA don't seem to have bothered to create a proper separate PCC register (despite the law), hence the regulatory info about the PCC can be only found in a Word doc converted to PDF attached to the regulated firm's register entry. But no way of searching for new PCCs unless you already know their name, or search the bulk data by company number prefix.