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Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated in England and Wales.

Companies House provides useful information on the Act on its website.

In 2015, Companies House launched a project to make corporate information accessible free. This includes:

  • company information, eg registered address and date of incorporation
  • current and resigned officers
  • document images
  • mortgage charge data
  • previous company names
  • insolvency information

This is accessible here.

The Institute of Chartered Accountnats in England and Wales has published useful guidance on the rights and responsibilities of directors.

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The Companies Act 2006 is the largest Act ever passed in the UK. The cost of non-compliance can be substantial. For advice on company law and procedure, contact us.

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