Small and Micro Businesses


We have a requirement to identify if a company is considered ‘small’ or ‘micro’ as defined by Companies House (see Prepare annual accounts for a private limited company: Micro-entities, small and dormant companies - GOV.UK).

We thought we could use accounts.last_accounts.type, however I believe total-exemption-full and total-exemption-small are used by both small and medium companies.

Can anyone clarify the different accounts.last_accounts.type values and if it’s possible to identify ‘small’ and ‘micro’ companies using this? Or offer an alternative?

Many thanks

No, accounts.type refers to the type of accounts not the type of company.
Companies House does not classify companies, companies classify themselves and file appropriate accounts.