In a statement, the government said the move was part of the process of continuous improvement set out in Modernising Government White Paper.
It was announced in answer to a Parliamentary Question from Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP.
Johnson said said: ‘I am today launching the Quinquennial Review of Companies House.
‘Agencies and non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are at the heart of our programme to modernise government. The government is committed to achieving better public services that are of higher quality and are more responsive to the needs of the people who use them.’
The terms of reference for the Review of Companies House are to consider and to make recommendations regarding the organisational status which would be most appropriate for the operation and policy of Companies House in the future, taking into account its contribution to the objectives of the Department and of the Government as a whole, including the Modernising Government agenda, developments in the national and international legislative, regulatory and commercial environment.
It will also look at whether any changes should be made to the way in which Companies House operates, including its aims and objectives, targets and financial controls; the scope of the activities undertaken, and whether its activities could be done more effectively.
The government aims to complete the review within about six months, and the review team is seeking the views of interested parties.
A questionnaire is available from: Companies House Review Team Department of Trade and Industry Bay 104 151 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SS
Comments can also be sent to email@example.com