Implementation of the Companies Act 2006 was completed on 1 October 2009. The articles, guides and links on this page provide further information and guidance on the legislation.
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Companies Act 2006
Full text of the Act available in the original version as enacted and the latest available revised version.
Associated documents are also available to download in PDF format:
Regulations and commencement orders
An archived page from BIS shows a list of related Statutory Instruments with links to consultation documents.
Legislation.gov has the full text, as enacted, of the following regulations:
The implementation of the Companies Act 2006 was completed on 1 October 2009.
Company and partnership law
An overview and guide to the consultation process, implementation and evaluation of the Companies Act 2006, including information on new draft regulations amending Part 25 of the Act.
During the implementation period, the BIS (then BERR) published a series of guides and checklists designed to help businesses make the transition, including:
The Companies House website includes information on the Companies Acts which includes news, answers to frequently asked questions, information on the implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and a selection of Companies Act publications.
The website includes a page on Table A which provides the latest versions of Table A (in PDF format) for private companies and public companies. Earlier versions of Table A are also provided on the Companies House website.
The Companies House website provides the wording for model articles under Companies Act 2006 (in Word format) which covers:
Updates on company law and related issues are available from the Legal and regulatory section of the ICAEW website.
Companies Act 2006 (ICSA)
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has commentary and guidance on the Act and a selection of full text articles from Chartered Secretary.
ICSA guidance on access to the register of members: Proper purpose test
Updated version of the ICSA guidance note on proper purpose issued in January 2009. The Companies Act 2006 makes access to a company's register of members subject to a ‘proper purpose’ test.
The takeovers regime under the Companies Act 2006: AIM-listed companies
Briefing published by law firm Travers Smith.
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