Associated documents are also available to download in PDF format:
Consolidated versions of primary legislation are available from legal databases such as Lexis+. ICAEW members and ACA students visiting Chartered Accountants’ Hall can access Lexis+ in the Business Centre. If you are not planning a visit, the library enquiry team can supply extracts from consolidated legislation by email on request.
The implementation of the Companies Act 2006 was completed on 1 October 2009.
During the implementation period, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) published a series of guides and checklists designed to help businesses make the transition, including:
Since being enacted, the Companies Act 2006 has been amended or otherwise affected by many pieces of secondary legislation, such as the following:
A list of all changes made to the Act by subsequent legislation can be found on Legislation.gov.uk. An archived list of regulations and commencement orders relating to the Act made up to September 2011 is available via The National Archives.
Some pieces of secondary legislation are available via Legislation.gov.uk in their original form only. Consolidated versions of secondary legislation are available from legal databases such as Lexis+. ICAEW members and ACA students visiting Chartered Accountants’ Hall can access Lexis+ in the Business Centre. If you are not planning a visit, the library enquiry team can supply extracts from consolidated legislation by email on request.
Aspects of the Act have been subject to interpretation in a number of legal cases, such as:
The Library maintains a dedicated guide to researching case law, which may help if you are seeking to identify cases on particular aspects of the Act.
Bloomsbury Accounting and Tax Service
Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Accounting and Tax Service.
The Library & Information Service provides a collection of eBooks as a benefit of membership. Please log in to access these titles. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support or contact email@example.com.
In addition to the above titles, we offer instant, full text access to a collection of eBooks published by the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ICSA), many of which cover aspects of the Companies Act 2006.
Articles and books in the ICAEW Library collection
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