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Companies Act 2006

The Companies Act received Royal Assent in November 2006. Implementation began in October 2007 and was completed in October 2009. One of CGIUKI's key contributions to the implementation has been to provide guidance and information to help companies understand the implications of certain aspects of the Act. Below are links to these guidance notes, as well as a link to the BIS Companies Act page where you can find the full text of the Act, explanatory notes and, importantly, the related regulations and statutory instruments.

Statement of capital

Implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive

Access to the register of members: the proper purpose test

Indirect investors: information rights and voting

Electronic communications with shareholders 2013


For access to the full text of the Act and related documents: BIS Companies Act 2006


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