Technical Issue with data being returned

I wondered if you can help or point me in the right direction for a technical issue we’re having with data that is being returned from Companies House for a company?

Company No. 02237739 profile is returning strange data set:

  • “Last Accounts” are not returned (filing history suggests made up to 31 Mar 2020)
  • “Next Accounts” is returning deadline of 31 Mar 2003 to cover period starting 30 Mar 1988, ending on 31 Mar 2002

The software option we are using is Rest API via this library v. 7.9.8 (

Here is also a snippet of the JSON returned for this company with any sensitive stuff removed.

“accounts”: {

“accounting_reference_date”: {

“day”: “31”,

“month”: “03”


“last_accounts”: {

“type”: “null”


“overdue”: false,

“next_made_up_to”: “2002-03-31”,

“next_due”: “2003-01-31”,

“next_accounts”: {

“due_on”: “2003-01-31”,

“period_end_on”: “2002-03-31”,

“overdue”: false,

“period_start_on”: “1988-03-30”


} // …[redacted]

Hope this can assist you and your engineers get to the bottom of it.

Thank you for taking the time to report this. I will get this looked at right away.

Thanks so much for looking into this for us.

@MArkWilliams Hey, sorry to chase, any update at your end?

Sorry for the delay in replying.
A data issue had been identified and should have already been fixed.
I will chase this up.

I have just checked and all the data looks ok. It now contains populated last_accounts and next_accounts sections.
Can you confirm?

Thanks Mark pleased to say the CoHo service is now returning accurate filing dates within the profile.

I’d be interested to know how it occurred and if it is a one-off? Just considering if we need to flag it in our product.